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SECTION 04 21 13.13
THIN BRICK VENEER SIDING (Tru-Brix)
 
 
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Redland Brick Inc.; thin brick veneer siding; decorative clay masonry building units.
This section is based on the products of Redland Brick Inc., which is located at:
15718 Clearspring Rd.
Williamsport, MD 21795
Toll Free Tel: 800-366-2742
Tel: 301-223-7700
Fax: 301-223-6675
Email: request info (information@redlandbrick.com)
Web: www.redlandbrick.com
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
Redland Brick is a ISO 9001 Compliant Quality Systems brick manufacturer in the U.S. Redland Brick manufactures a complete line of face brick, pavers, and thin brick supplying both the architectural and residential markets. Redland Brick's five manufacturing facilities located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast produce a complete range of products from precise architectural brick textures and finishes to authentic handmade brick.
Redland's five manufacturing facilities are located in Williamsport and Rocky Ridge, Maryland; Lawrenceville, Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Hartford, Connecticut. The company's products are available through brick and masonry distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada. Redland Brick services its customers direct in the Pittsburgh and Western Maryland markets.
Tru-Brix, is a versatile cladding system designed to permit the use of brick in a variety of situations where the look of brick is required or desired and full size brick are not economical or practical. Using our specially designed system, architects, builders, and home owners can choose real brick without the need for load carrying steel, footers, or limitations on the height of the wall. Named one of the best new products in 2009 by Professional Builder and Remodeler, Tru-Brix has been used commercially and residentially since to produce classic brick architecture, as well as, modern style in exciting ways to create a totally unique look on buildings and homes.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete, add items below not required for project.
 
A.
Tru-Brix Thin Brick Veneer Siding System:
1.
Brick with grooves for use in cladding system with rails.
2.
Coated steel siding rails which mechanically capture the brick.
3.
Drainage-type air barrier building wrap.
4.
Screws and anchors.
5.
Bagged mortar mix.
6.
Accessories including adhesive flashing, and vinyl trim.
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 04 22 23.29 - Split-Face Concrete Unit Masonry.
B.
Section 05 40 00 - Cold-Formed Metal Framing.
C.
Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
D.
Section 07 26 23 - Below-Grade Gas Retarders .
E.
Section 07 91 23 - Backer Rods.
F.
Section - .
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
ASTM International (ASTM):
1.
ASTM C 144 - Standard Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar.
2.
ASTM C 216 - Standard Specification for Facing Brick (Solid Masonry Units Made from Clay or Shale).
3.
ASTM C 1088 - Standard Specification for Thin Veneer Brick Units Made from Clay or Shale.
4.
ASTM C 270 - Standard Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry.
5.
ASTM E 72 - Standard Test Methods of Conducting Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction.
6.
ASTM E 96 - Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials.
7.
ASTM E 331 - Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
8.
ASTM E 514 - Standard Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry.
9.
ASTM E1105 - Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
B.
Product Data:
1.
Data sheets on each product used.
2.
Approvals for substitutions of anchors or accessories.
3.
Preparation and Installation methods.
4.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
5.
Cleaning and maintenance instructions.
6.
Letter of Certification for reference standard compliance.
C.
Shop Drawings:
1.
Exterior corners.
2.
Window sills.
3.
Wall opening head and jamb conditions.
4.
Other conditions or special brick shapes.
D.
Verification Samples: For each product specified; two samples each.
1.
Bricks.
2.
Window flashing.
3.
Corner flashing.
4.
Rails.
5.
Attachment screws or anchors.
E.
Warranty documentation.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Installer: Licensed in the jurisdiction of the project and experienced in general construction practices.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant the precaution. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider the major different types of work on the project.
 
B.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Mock-up area designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship and appearance are approved by Architect.
3.
Subject to approval by Architect, mock-up may be retained as part of finish work.
C.
Pre-Installation Meetings: Conduct pre-installation meetings to verify project requirements, substrate conditions, construction documents, details and manufacturer's warranty requirements.
1.6
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation. Store brick off the ground to prevent contamination by mud, dust or other materials likely to cause staining or other defects.
B.
Store materials protected from exposure to harmful environmental conditions and at temperature and humidity conditions recommended by the manufacturer. Store different types of materials separately.
C.
Handle materials such that they are not damaged, including breakage, bending or contamination.
1.7
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
1.8
WARRANTY
A.
Manufacturer's Warranty: Manufacturer's standard 50 year limited warranty document executed by authorized company official.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: Redland Brick Inc., which is located at: 15718 Clearspring Rd.; Williamsport, MD 21795; Toll Free Tel: 800-366-2742; Tel: 301-223-7700; Fax: 301-223-6675; Email: request info (information@redlandbrick.com); Web: www.redlandbrick.com
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
2.2
THIN BRICK VENEER SIDING
A.
Basis of Design: Tru-Brix Real Brick Siding System by Redland Brick Inc.
1.
Performance for Water Penetration: Tested per ASTM E 514: Pass; Tested per ASTM E 1105: Pass.
2.
Performance for Wind Load: Tested per ASTM E 72: Pass.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Molded and antique types are also available from the manufacturer. Delete types
 
B.
Brick: Grooved for Setting in Rails:
1.
Kiln Fired Clay Brick: As manufactured by Redland Brick or Belden Brick meeting ASTM C216 grade SW and ASTM C1088 exterior grade.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete types not required.
 
a.
Size: 2-3/4 inch (70 mm) face height, length and thickness as selected from manufacturer's full range.
b.
Stretcher and Soldier Units (L x W x T): 8-1/2 x 2-3/4 x 1 in (216 x 70 x 25 mm).
c.
Stretcher and Soldier Units (L x W x T): 7-5/8 x 2-3/4 x 1 in (194 x 70 x 25 mm).
d.
Exterior 90 Degree Corner Units: Left and right handed, 1 in (25 mm) thick.
e.
Special Sizes: Per drawing ______.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete legs not required.
 
1)
Legs: 8-1/2 and 4 in (216 and 102 mm).
2)
Legs: 7-5/8 and 3-5/8 in (194 and 92 mm).
3)
Legs: As selected from manufacturer's full range.
f.
Sill Units: Drawing No. S-6.
g.
Arch Units, Left and Right Handed: Per drawing ______.
h.
Arch Keystone: Per drawing ______.
i.
Exterior Corner Units: 45 degree left and right hand: Drawing OX-45.
j.
Special Shapes: Per drawing ______.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Choose from manufacturer's array or standard colors.
 
k.
Color: ______.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete Textures not required
 
l.
Texture: Standard.
m.
Texture: Antique.
n.
Texture: Handmade.
o.
Texture: Matt.
p.
Texture: Smooth.
C.
Coated Steel Siding Rails:
1.
Manufacturer supplied polymer coated, cold roll formed, G-90 galvanized commercial steel type B, pre-punched shapes of 12 ft (3658 mm) lengths. Steel to be 0.27 in (6.9 mm) nominal, non-chemical treated, minimum spangle, and smooth.
D.
Screws and Anchors:
1.
Type: Polymer coated steel. Substitutions not acceptable.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete anchor type not required.
 
2.
Manufacturer-Approved per Submittal: Concrete and masonry anchors.
3.
Manufacturer-Approved per Submittal: Specialty anchors.
E.
Air Barrier - Building Wrap:
1.
Manufacturer Supplied: Substitutions not acceptable.
a.
Tru-Brix drainage type wrap.
b.
Tru-Brix sealing tape.
F.
Flashing: TW Flash-N-Wrap-25. Self-adhering reflective rubberized asphalt membrane, 25 mils (0.63 mm) thickness minimum.
1.
Manufacturer: Tamko Building Products, Joplin, MI, 800-641-4691
2.
Window, Door and Openings Flashing: 4 in (102 mm) wide minimum.
3.
Corner Flashing 8 in (305 mm) wide minimum 10 - 12 inches (254 - 305 mm) recommended.
G.
Sealant: Silicone II. Silicone sealant meeting ASTM C920 Type S, NS, Class 25 use NT, G, A & O.
1.
Manufacturer: General Electric.
2.
At locations indicated by Drawings and manufacturer's installation instructions;
H.
Mortar: ASTM C 270 Type N Mortar Cement with polymer additives for workability and durability. ASTM C 144 sand is included in the 80 lb bags. Redland Brick alternatives are acceptable.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION AND PREPARATION
A.
If preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect in writing of deviations from manufacturer's recommended installation tolerances and conditions.
B.
Do not proceed with installation until substrates have been properly prepared and deviations from manufacturer's recommended tolerances are corrected. Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
1.
Select and mix brick from several pallets to blend colors and assure proper color distribution throughout the masonry.
2.
Clean window, door and opening frames prior to installing self-adhesive flashing.
C.
Commencement of installation constitutes acceptance of conditions.
3.2
INSTALLATION
A.
Prepare substrates and install in accordance with manufacturer's written instructions and recommendations as applicable to specified application.
B.
Install products in strict accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals and the following:
1.
Do not apply building wrap containing tears or holes.
2.
Do not move rails after anchors or screws are installed, removed or broken. This could damage the wrap leading to substrate water intrusion.
3.
Damage to building wrap requires removal of enough siding to replace the wrap in accordance with installation instructions, including proper horizontal and vertical lapping.
4.
Corner Flashing must be installed over the Building Wrap under all expansion and control joints in the Siding, whether indicated on the Drawings or not.
C.
Coordinate with installation of other Work.
3.3
CLEANING AND PROTECTION
A.
Remove excess sealant and mortar in accordance per manufacturer's written instructions.
B.
Clean site of debris and remove unused materials.
C.
Protect installed Work from damage during installation and remainder of construction period, per manufacturer's written instructions.
END OF SECTION