October Brick Clicks: Industry News for Masonry & Hardscape

A summary of the articles we have sent out in our Brick Clicks newsletter.

October 2016


There will be a two-day Paver Installer Certification Course on November 10-11. To register or get more information click the link below.


Concrete Paver Installer Certification


We are also sponsoring a one-day ICPI Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) Certification Course on November 10. For more information or to register for this course click the link below.


PICP Certification Course

What is the best way to repair cracks in masonry walls? The method you should use to repair cracks depends on the visibility of the crack and the available budget.

How to install slabs without cracking them while also increasing your production rates.

Does it feel to you like when choosing home improvements there is a dreamer aspect and then there’s the functional financial side? While inspiring as it may be to improve your living space wouldn’t it be even better if your home improvement project could pay for itself, or even earn you a profit when it …

Masonry is one of the oldest building materials used by man and has been around for thousands of years and is still the most widely used building material. The rich heritage of historic masonry buildings in Canada, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world bears testimony to the sustainability of masonry as a building material.

CypressStone offers the flexibility of design and the quarried stone appearance that architects, engineers, contractors and homeowners are looking for.

ICPI, the association for the concrete pavement industry and producer of HNA, saw an 11 percent increase in attendance and an 18.5 percent increase in exhibit space sold this year over last. In addition to the increase in both the attendance and exhibit space sold, HNA welcomed 72 new exhibiting companies to the trade show floor.

Mutual Materials‘s insight:

Congratulations to Segmental Systems for placing 5th overall in the National Installer Championship!

Mason contractors can add staining to their current list of services to earn additional money.

Washable and waterproof, our colorful Glazed Slimbrick tile adds textural character and colorful visual depth to walls.

The shift toward larger backyard projects comes as the result of several factors, including a continuing interest in staying home and connecting with nature. Instead of going on vacations, more people are staying home and turning their backyards into places to hang out.

The AIA Seattle Honor Awards for Washington Architecture are the ideal platform to recognize the diverse perspectives, scales and typologies that encompass the practice of architecture in our region in work that embodies a balance between discerning beauty, ingenious solution and social transformation.

The materials used to build a structure are just as important as the site chosen to build upon. Are you making informed decisions about sustainable supplies?