Ambrico Offers a Thin Brick Solution for Structures Without Proper Footings for Brick

The veneer brick cousin of full-thickness brick offers the look and feel of traditional brick for buildings and interiors built with alternative siding products.

WARREN, Michigan, March 30, 2010—American Brick Company, or Ambrico (, offers a thin brick solution for structures with alternative siding products, such as aluminum, wood, vinyl or synthetic stucco. Buildings, homes and interiors built with these kinds of cladding material may not have the window and door lintels or footings necessary to install full-thickness brick walls.

With the EZ-Wall® thin brick system, manufactured and distributed by Ambrico, homeowners and companies can incorporate the look and feel of traditional full-thickness brick in spite of lacking these components. The EZ Wall® engineered brick cladding system is a metal panel system, perfect for interiors, exteriors, or where the building profile might suffer if an additional inch of cladding is installed.

In addition, the EZ-Wall® thin brick system offers the following benefits:

Tensile strength of steel will carry sidewall wind loading—particularly in diaphragm engineered systems
Includes a steel ledge for the masonry’s shear weight to rest on—a true mechanical support system
Double steel tab spaces the masonry horizontally and vertically on the panel for easy installation
Zinc-coated galvanized to G-90 for rust prevention on heavy-duty commercial applications
Steel sheet is fastened and applied to wall like any other standard siding—no special clips, hooks, trims, strips or non-standard fasteners needed
Fasten anywhere through the panel for even weight distribution or loading on the wall
High fastener pull-through strength for panel support
Hardened steel sheets help brace the wall minimizing wall racking
Architectural grade steel has approximately the same co-efficient of thermal expansion as thin brick and mortar

With thin brick from Ambrico, homeowners and companies can enjoy all the benefits of full-thickness brick walls no matter what kind of siding they have on their homes and buildings.

About Ambrico
Serving the entire United States from its home base in Warren, Michigan, Ambrico uses its patented EZ Wall® engineered thin brick system to economically replace and accent all types of siding products with genuine clay, kiln-fired thin brick, incorporating the look and feel of traditional brick veneer in a wide selection of brick colors, textures and finishes to complement the design and site requirements of any project. Visit for more information or to receive a quote.

For further information please contact:
Jennifer Harlan