American Brick Company (Ambrico) recently reported that a building renovation completed last year that used the Ambrico EZ-Wall thin brick installation system with Hanson VersaThin brick stood up against an earthquake that occurred in the middle of the project. The project, a renovation of the Extended Stay America hotel in Richmond, VA, to repair an existing thin brick installation that was failing in some parts of the building, didn’t suffer any setbacks as a result of the earthquake thanks to the durability of the EZ- Wall panel system and Hanson VersaThin brick.
As reported by the thin brick experts at Ambrico, the combination of the EZ-Wall system with a high quality thin brick product like Hanson VersaThin brick is a clear winner when it comes to thin brick installations on a variety of buildings, including malls, hospitals, restaurants and sporting arenas. “You can’t really argue with a product that not only stands the test of time – it can withstand the environment. An earthquake is the ultimate test of safety for a structure, and we are pleased, but not surprised, that Hanson VersaThin Brick installed with the EZ-Wall installation system is a solid solution that you can rely on,” reported Brian Burns, the company’s spokesman.
In addition to Hanson VersaThin brick, Ambrico specializes in other thin brick brands, including durable and attractive designs from Clover Creek Brick, Glen-Gery Brick, Metro brick and others, at the company’s showroom in Warren, Michigan. Ambrico reports that it has seen a steady rise in the demand for thin brick installations over thick brick, as building owners continue to ask for renovation and new construction siding options that are both environmentally friendly and affordable.
Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Ambrico includes a showroom, brickyard and manufacturing facility. The company offers free estimates and information for builders and contractors interested in learning more about brick veneer installation, and also maintains a large selection of brick veneer samples to view in the state-of-the -art Ambrico showroom. For more information, please visit ambrico.com.