What Are Brick Snaps®& How Do They Work?
Brick Snap® inlay systems are innovative concrete construction solutions that can speed up and simplify projects, as well as reduce overall costs, while still producing top-quality creative architectural designs with the look and feel of traditional brick.
The revolutionary façade system plays an integral role in casting brick into precast or tilt-up concrete, which can produce a superior structure than traditional methods can produce in multiple ways.
Alternatives, like solid brick masonry, have higher costs and can take considerably longer to install.
Using our Brick Snaps® inlay system, Scott System has the ability to customize patterns and textures with concrete as needed, achieving a high-quality, creative solution that lasts for decades.
How Does the Brick Snaps® Inlay System Work?
In the planning phases, the Scott System architectural design team will provide drawings indicating the dimensions and direction(s) of the pattern.
General contractors can choose from a variety of brick sizes and trim pieces.
Most commonly used sizes are standard (2 1/4 inches x 7 5/8 inches) and utility (3 5/8 inches x 11 5/8 inches).
But non-traditional sizes can be accommodated as well.
A variety of brick textures and colors are available including smooth-face surfaces and wire-cut. Iron spot and flashed finishes are also available.
Thin bricks are then positioned into individual frames known as Brick Snaps®. These frames are then pieced together to form a panel in the concrete
This process creates the brick design desired, just as was discussed during the planning phase.
After reinforcing the Brick Snaps®, concrete is then poured over the bricks. Then, once the panel is formed, the frames are removed.
The panels are then prepared for delivery.
A tooled mortar joint is used to complete the finished wall — a detail that is preferred because of its natural water-shedding abilities.
Advantages of Brick Snaps®
- Save Time & Resources
Brick inlay panels are made off-site and delivered ready for installation — saving time and resources.This method eliminates the need for sand, mortars, and mixers on-site.
- Stronger Than Traditional Brick
The bond created between the brick and concrete is structurally superior to traditional brick.Our staff will work with you to create a custom solution that fits the unique needs of the project or business. Store fronts, arches, headers, and returns can be accomplished using Brick Snaps®.
Custom corners and specialty designs can also be created while using our Brick Snaps® inlay system.
The materials used meet or exceed the standards set by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) and Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA).
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Scott System has been perfecting the Brick Snaps® inlay system since 1971 — giving us years of knowledge and the necessary skills to handle any project.
Working with a well-established team ensures the utmost care will be given each step of the way and that the project specifications are met.
To learn more about our services and how our Brick Snaps® inlay system can be utilized for your next project, contact us today.
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