Sophisticated and timeless, brick work can add unique charm to any home or interior. With a history dating back to 7500 B.C and a wide variety of types of bricks to choose from, it is obvious why brick has withstood the changing trends in home building design and technology. At Authentic Stone Creations of Lexington, Kentucky, we want you to see the benefits of choosing brick for your home and show you the full potential of the material.
Why Choose Brick?
As mentioned, brick is a timeless and classic material that has withstood the ever-changing and evolving material technology and style for homes for thousands of years. Bricks are a great choice for any home for many practical reasons. Bricks are fire resistant, adding extra safety to your home in case an emergency ever happens. Bricks also have a large impact on the heating and cooling costs for your home, significantly lowering these prices. And lastly, bricks are sturdy and durable, able to withstand hail, rain, snow, violent winds, and the test of time better than many other materials.
Installation and Maintenance
Bricks need to be installed properly to ensure that all of the benefits of this building material can be used. While many people believe that bricks are waterproof, this is not the case. Bricks have to be installed so that there is a waterproof division between your home and the back of the brick that rests against your home to ensure that no water seeps into the foundation. In addition, it is also important that a drainage system, like weep holes and planes, are installed so water can escape. Bricks are made from natural materials and because of this, there is a chance for them to occasionally crack after years of use. Annually inspecting your brick work will ensure that you catch and repair any possible damage before a bigger issue is caused. While bricks can crack, it is more common for the mortar, which is used to secure your bricks together and to your home, to crack and need repair.
Authentic Stone Creations
At Authentic Stone Creations, serving Lexington, Kentucky and the entire surrounding area, we can help you determine if brick is the best choice for your home and get the installation moving. Authentic Stone Creations has over two decades of service experience, a promise to handle all projects with professionalism and precisions, and service that truly sets us apart. Fully licensed, fully insured, and proud holders of an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau®, Authentic Stone Creations will make sure that your next brick service project will be enjoyable and worry-free.
Contact us for more information about brick service today.