Hardscaping: the man-made features in landscape architecture, e.g. paths or walls, as contrasted with vegetation. Basically anything that’s hard in your yard, and not living, (outdoor kitchens, water features, decks, pathways) is considered to be hardscape. Besides just looking amazing, adding hardscape items into your front or back yard is a great way to add … Continue reading Is Hardscaping the new Landscaping?
We LOVE being able to sell Eldorado Stone in our showrooms. For over 45 years they have been hand-crafting authentic stone products. Each piece of Eldorado Stone is cast from a special mold and hand-painted by highly trained artisans. Along with being extremely high quality, it has a great warranty so you can breathe easy … Continue reading SHOWCASE: Eldorado Stone
Whether you’re looking to create a brick pathway in your backyard, put up a brick accent wall in your house, or create a brick floor in your laundry room, keep in mind all the different patterns you could use. Just changing the pattern of your brick can completely change the look of the room. Below … Continue reading Brick Patterns: 4 Creative Ways to Use Patterns
While bricks NEVER go out of style, we certainly do see different trends each and every season in regards to color. For the summer season, we are loving our lighter colored bricks. Our white, cream, tan colors are PERFECT for making rooms seem bigger, adding a modern twist, or making something really pop! Our favorite … Continue reading On-Trend: Brick Edition!
One of the questions we get asked a lot is: “How to I clean my brick?” It’s really pretty simple, but we broke it down for you below! Cleaning Efflorescence: Efflorescence is a “crystalline deposit of salts that can form when water is present in or on brick, concrete, stone, stucco, or other building surfaces. … Continue reading How To: Clean existing bricks
...at least your friends who are easily impressed 😉 In the Brick Industry we LOVE our vocab, but these words can be confusing for someone on the outside. So- here’s Summit Brick’s vocabulary guide so you too can talk the talk. Throw some of these goodies into your next conversation and see how impressed everyone … Continue reading Easy way to impress your friends…
With the hot summer days quickly approaching, we’re sure a lot of you are hoping to find sanctuary somewhere in your house. What about your basement? After all, it’s probably dark and cool down there. But is it really somewhere you want to hang out? Luckily, it’s not too hard to renovate! Head on over … Continue reading Do you have the Basement Blues?
As a family-owned company, we grew up around bricks. We know the ends and outs of what it takes to create a great clay fired brick, but the history of brickmaking goes back WAY more than just us 😉 Bricks are one of the oldest building materials. The first bricks ever found were around Jericho, … Continue reading Short History Lesson
There are several different ways you can customize a brick, one of them is adding a texture! Keep in mind that a texture on a brick creates more shadows, resulting in a seemingly darker color. Industry nomenclature varies from region to region, but below are the textures we offer at Summit Brick... 1) Smooth 2) … Continue reading Texture Time!