Your complete source for thin brick in Bourbon, Indiana. Ambrico proudly provides the highest quality thin and faux brick siding from the top manufacturers, such as McNear, Hanson and Acme. Our patented EZ Wall System is a highly acclaimed thin brick installation method that combines prime quality grade panels with genuine clay kiln-fired thin brick. Our completed projects include Ford Field in Detroit, Ann Taylor and Coach stores, malls, schools and commercial and residential buildings across the United States.
We offer the EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System as an alternative for builders and homeowners wanting to achieve the timeless look and feel of brick in a more cost effective mannerWe would be happy to give you a free estimate on your Bourbon siding needs. Simply complete the form on the right, or give us a call at 866-663-6898
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Bourbon’s Leading Resource for Brick Veneer and Thin Brick
Thin brick is a masonry veneer of low weight applied to interior and exterior walls of buildings and residences to present the look of traditional brick at a more affordable cost and with less environmental impact. Thin brick, which is sometimes called faux brick, is made from a combination of clay, gravel and cement. Thin brick is real brick, it is simply made or cut thinner. As only a part of the regular brick is used, the expense related to thin brick is much more affordable than traditional full-thickness brick.
Installation is also easier with thin brick than traditional brick. In comparison to other building materials, thin brick is deemed more visually appealing by most people, and it’s durable and requires less maintenance than vinyl, metal or wood siding. Siding made of metal is prone to dents and can fade over time. Wood siding is affected greatly by adverse weather, and will require painting at some point. When tested against vinyl siding, brick veneer proved to be more durable and less likely to puncture.
Please keep in mind that brick veneer is a light-weight covering material used primarily for appearance. Thin brick is not to be used as a load bearing product and will not improve a wall’s structural strength. Brick Veneer walls are, however self-supporting, placing no additional stress on the structural components of the building. As the thin bricks are not structural, they can be introduced after the building’s walls and roof, with out an expensive brick ledge which is required for traditional brick. This provides builders with a great deal of flexibility in the 46504 area.
In years past, the two primary techniques for installing thin brick siding were the anchored system and the adhered system. The anchored system relies on brick ties or angle brackets to attache the brick veneer wall to a building’s structural framing. The adhered system employs a thin layer of mortar to attach the brick veneer to the structure and does not require the use of brick ties or anchors. These traditional methods for installing thin brick are becoming obsolete thanks to our EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System. The EZ Wall System is easy and fast to install and features robust panels to provide the greatest durability and strength available in a thin brick installation method.
While thin brick installation is easier than a traditional brick wall, it is not an advisable task for amateur homeowners without professional contracting experience. All of the contractors that Ambrico uses have successfully passed our EZ-Wall certification process, offered by the United States Thin Masonry Association (USTMA). We will be happy to help in all thin brick installations in Bourbon.
Ambrico’s EZ Wall System is a great choice for replacing the existing façade of a building since it can be placed on structures constructed with synthetic stucco, lightweight stone veneer, wood, aluminum or vinyl siding. While most often used for remodeling projects, the thin brick system can also be employed in new construction when the weight of full bricks is not wanted. The EZ Wall Engineered Thin Brick System is available with a wide selection of brick from all of the leading brick manufacturers to complement the design and site requirements of any siding job. The brick veneer options stretch from contemporary glazed and smooth brick to traditional brick designs. Special shapes of brick veneer are available to create sills, cornices, quoins and other ornamental architectural details.
Features of the EZ Wall® System:
- A steel ledge is included for the thin veneer’s shear weight to rest on
- Zinc-coated galvanized to G-90 for rust prevention on heavy commercial applications
- The panel can be fastened anywhere for even distribution of weight
- Specially chosen materials ensure strength and durability for all thin brick jobs
- Suitable for interior and exterior projects in commercial & industrial construction
- High wind loading capacity tested and certified to 154 lbs per square foot
- Custom tab placement allows for more brick and pattern options
- Special engineering and design allow for easy installation and keep costs low
- Suitable for installation year-yound in Bourbon
- Construction versatility: Structural, fire-rated and moisture-resistant