Painting the brick inside or outside your home is a huge growing trend these days, but is it actually a good idea? Here are some pros and cons to painting brick. PROS: 1. Change the look: Painting brick is a relatively easy way to change the look of your home. Whether you’re painting just … Continue reading To Paint Brick or Not to Paint Brick…?
In March of 2016, Phoenix Brick Yard in Arizona joined Summit Brick Company! They are a clay product manufacturer and distributor that was founded by the Campbell family in 1917. The Campbell family played a major role in the formulation of the Western Clay Products Association and the rise of brick construction in Arizona. Summit … Continue reading Did you know Summit Brick is in Arizona too?!
One of Summit Brick’s early ways of firing brick was through a beehive kiln. These kilns replaced our scove kilns in 1922 and were far more effective. With a scove kiln unfired bricks were stacked inside the kiln and then a layer of plaster was put on the outside. This helped to lock in the … Continue reading A Brief History of the Beehive Kiln
Summit Brick Company was first established in Pueblo, Colorado under the name of Summit Brick & Tile Co in 1902 by Joseph Welte. With only some earnings from a previous job, Joseph set out west in hopes of striking it rich in gold. When that didn’t pan out, he moved to Colorado to manage a … Continue reading Two Become One
Pavers are always a great addition to areas with heavy foot traffic- such as walkways, patios, or driveways. These solid clay bricks are created without holes to help ensure they can withstand a lot of weight and use without moving or breaking. Here are some other reasons to choose brick pavers for your next … Continue reading 5 Reasons Pavers are Perfect
Our website was in need of a good update…so we did a little redesigning! Head on over to our website to see the new look- http://www.summitbrick.com. If you scroll down on the front page you will see some new tabs that showcase our amazing Blend Generator, the Brick Color Selector, Thin Brick, Paving Brick, and … Continue reading UPDATES: Website redesign
Both our Lakewood & Pueblo plant create the same high-quality bricks you know and love, but they do have some differences in what they can create. Mainly, sizes. Keep these factors in mind when it comes to your project and contact us if you have any questions. Here’s a quick breakdown of what each of … Continue reading Keep This in Mind!
With the Fourth of July coming up quickly, we’re getting ready to enjoy some time outside on our patios! Here are some amazing, simple, fun, DIY ideas to get your backyard ready for celebrating with family & friends! All can be created with surplus brick! 1) Labeling old bricks with everything you’re growing in your … Continue reading Get your backyard ready for CELEBRATING!
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
...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…