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brick is a ceramic [[masonry]] block commonly made of clay. see also: [[BrickBonds brick bonds]]

There are two types of brick, **Common Brick** and **Face Brick**:

**Common Brick**- there are 3 grades of common brick:
- **SW- Severe Weathering**- can withstand high moisture, and is commonly located below grade
- **MW- Moderate Weathering**- can be exposed to the elements, and commonly appears in exterior above grade conditions
- **NW- Non Weathering Brick**- commonly used in interior applications, or as a backup for a [[veneer]]

**Face Brick**- there are 2 grades of face brick:
- **SW- Severe Weathering**- can withstand high moisture, and can extend in a veneer wall below grade
- **MW- Moderate Weathering**- can be exposed to the elements

There are three categories of brick, based upon their appearance:
- **FBX**- Free of Defects, minimal color and size variation
- **FBS**- Some color and size variation
- **FBA**- Everything is non-uniform

There are also specialized bricks for unique applications, including:
- **[[AcidResistantBrick Acid-Resistant Brick]]**

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