As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.
Brick is an ideal building material for many reasons. Here are some of the best reasons to choose it for your project:
First of all, brick is useful because it is made from a naturally occurring material: clay. The clay is processed in the oven to give it its final strength, color, and other properties. The minimal processing of clay to turn it into brick means that less energy is expended to make this material. Yet, it still has many of the great building materials that other synthetically-created, high energy intensive materials have.
It Resists Moisture and Decay
Another benefit of brick is that it is less susceptible to moisture than wood and many other building materials. You won't have to deal as much with the issues that come from mold or rotting structures. Over time, this will save you a lot of money if you don't need to replace building materials unnecessarily.
It's Fire Resistant
The process of clay construction makes it the perfect choice for projects that need to be fire resistant. Once the clay is harvested for bricks, it is fired at temperatures up to 2000 degrees. This means that clay will not catch fire when it is exposed to fire, making it the perfect material to deck the outside of your building in. Other materials may catch fire due to their synthetic waterproofing layers or inherent flammability.
It Looks Beautiful
Brick has a natural beauty, due to the unique color of the clay building materials. They can be fired to many rustic shades of red or brown that give a building project a natural boost. Brick that's left exposed in older properties is a coveted design feature. Why not incorporate some brick into your new building in order to take advantage of the newfound trendiness of this age-old material?
It Has a Low Environmental Impact
Brick has a low environmental impact because it comes from a natural source, and it can be reused in many different ways, from brick restoration to fortifying cement and other building materials. If you care about the sourcing of your materials and their long-term impact, brick is for you.
It Is a Trusted Building Option
People have been building with bricks for hundreds of years. That means hundreds of years to perfect the building techniques and recipes for the perfect brick facade. You can take advantage of all of that construction knowledge just by choosing brick for your next project.
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8 August 2017