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Bricks - ABC's OF REAL ESTATE (A-Z/B)

Bricks - ABC's OF REAL ESTATE (A-Z/B)

Real Estate Delaware County PABricks have been used for constructing houses and building for thousands of years.
  Remains of buildings dating back to 5000BC and earlier, have been found in the Middle East in an area formerly known as Mesopotamia made with bricks.  Needless to say, bricks can be very durable depending on how they are made.  In addition to their durability, bricks are fire resistant, require low maintenance and add a layer of insulation to any structure or home.

Red bricks are very common in construction.  Clay and shale are what give bricks their red color along with the firing process.  According to brick manufacturers, it's all in the baking time.  On average, 30 hours of baking is what makes for a good solid brick.

To test the quality of bricks, take two like bricks and bang them together.  If you hear a distinct ringing sound, that is the sound of a high quality product.  If you take lower quality bricks and bang them together you will hear a thud sound, not a ringing sound; quite a difference.  With exposure to the elements, lower quality bricks break down much quicker over time.

If low exterior maintenance is what you are looking for in your home, with colors that conjure up a warm and friendly home, make sure your next home is made of brick. 

Remember, "only stones and bricks are wolf proof".  --- as per one of the 3 Little Pigs.

 

(Written by Gloria - Thanks to Wikipedia and Acme Brick Company)

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512 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064

GloriaTodor@Century21.com

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Bricks - ABC's OF REAL ESTATE (A-Z/B) Bricks have been used for constructing houses and building for thousands of years. Remains of buildings dating back to 5000BC and earlier, have been found in the Middle East in an area formerly known as… more