Thin Brick and Brick Veneer in Tok, Alaska. Ambrico proudly provides the highest quality thin and brick veneer siding from the top manufacturers, such as McNear, Hanson and Acme. Our patented EZ Wall System is a highly regarded thin brick installation system that combines top quality grade panels with actual clay kiln-fired thin brick. Our finished projects include Ford Field in Detroit, Coach and Ann Taylor stores, malls, schools and commercial and residential buildings across the USA.
We offer the EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System for those who want the look and feel of brick at a more affordable price than traditional brickWe would like to give you a no-obligation quote on your Tok thin brick needs. Simply complete the form on this page, or give us a call at 866-663-6898
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Alaska’s Leading Resource for Thin Brick and Brick Veneer
Thin brick is a lightweight masonry veneer used on interior and exterior walls of homes and commercial buildings to present the appearance of conventional brick at a more affordable cost and lower impact to the environment. Thin brick, which is also known as faux brick, is made from a combination of clay, gravel and cement. Thin brick is authentic brick, it’s simply made or cut thinner. As only a part of the regular brick is used, the expense related to thin brick is usually more affordable than full size traditional brick.
Installation is also easier with thin brick than traditional brick. When comparing to other buidling materials, brick veneer is deemed more visually appealing by most people, and it requires less maintenance and is more durable than vinyl, metal or wood siding. Metal siding tends to fade or get dented with time. Wood siding requires extra painting and can be damaged by rot, insects, warping or splitting. Thin brick has also proven to be more durable than vinyl, and is less likely to puncture.
It should be noted that thin brick is a lightweight covering material used primarily for appearance. Thin brick is not to be considered a load bearing solution and will not aid in a wall’s structural integrity. Brick Veneer walls are, however self-supporting, placing no added stress on the structural components of the building. Because the veneer walls are not structural, they can be installed after the structure’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 Tok.
In years past, the two primary methods for installing thin brick walls were the anchored system and the adhered system. The anchored system requires angle brackets or brick ties to secure the thin brick wall to a building’s structural framing. The adhered system uses a light layer of mortar to attach the brick veneer to the structure and does not require using brick ties or anchors. These old-fashioned ways of installing thin brick are becoming obsolete thanks to Ambrico’s EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System. The EZ Wall System is fast and easy to install and uses heavy-duty panels that provide the most durability and strength available in a thin brick installation system.
While installing brick veneer 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 we use have successfully passed the Ambrico EZ-Wall certification process, operated by the United States Thin Masonry Association (USTMA). We will be glad to assist in all thin brick installs in Tok.
Ambrico’s EZ Wall System is a great option for replacing the existing appearance of a wall because it can be applied to structures constructed with just about every type of siding, such as vinyl, aluminum or wood. While most often used for remodeling jobs, the thin brick system can also be used in new construction where the weight of regular masonry is too heavy. 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 thin brick options range 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 to prevent rust on heavy-duty commercial applications
- Fasten anywhere through the panel for even weight distribution
- Specially selected components ensure strength and durability for all thin brick jobs
- Great for interior and exterior applications in commercial 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 design and engineering keep costs down
- Designed for installation year-yound in Tok
- Construction versatility: Structural, fire-rated and moisture-resistant