Thin Brick

Without adding the weight, mass and cost of concrete footings, thin brick can be applied to virtually any existing interior or exterior wall.

Thin Brick
Thin Brick at Busch Stadium
Busch Stadium | St. Louis, MO
Thin Brick at Miller Park
American Family Field (Miller Park) | Milwaukee, WI

Thin Brick Specifications

ASTM C1088

Standard Specification for Thin Veneer Brick Units Made From Clay or Shale. - “In this specification, the term thin veneer brick shall be understood to mean clay masonry unit with a maximum thickness of 1-3/4".”

Grade Exterior

Belden Brick manufactures thin brick to meet Grade Exterior.

  • Maximum water absorption by 5 hour boiling
    • Average of 5 units – 17.0%
    • Individual – 20.0%
  • Maximum Saturation Coefficient
    • Average of 5 units – 0.78
    • Individual – 0.80


  • Maximum water absorption by 24 hour submersion
    • Individual - 8%


  • Type TBX (Select)
    Thin veneer brick for use in general masonry where a higher degree of precision and lower permissible variation in size than permitted for Type TBS is required
  • Type TBS (Standard)
    Thin veneer brick for general use in masonry
  • Type TBA (Architectural)
    Thin veneer brick for general use in masonry selected to produce characteristic architectural effects resulting from nonuniformity in size and texture of the individual units

Thin Brick Products

Extruded Brick Units
  • Manufactured to Meet Type TBX or TBS. Available in 5/8” Flat Back units and 3/4" only with back geometry
  • Capabilities to manufacture units up to 4” in height & 12” in length. Includes 12 different sizes ranging from Modular(2-1/4” x 7-5/8”) to Utility (3-5/8" x 11-5/8")
  • Specify Units with Smooth & Velour Textures for Best Economics. Some heavily textured products such as matt, vertical, bark & dart-tex textures available on a per job basis
  • Precast Requirements:
    • Waxing of Unit Faces Available for Stretchers & Corners
    • Grinding of Units Also Available for Length & Height
    • PCI Tolerances for Length & Height
Molded Brick Units
  • Manufactured to Meet Type TBA and available in 3/4" Flat Back Units only
  • Plant 3 – Antique Colonials
    • Modular 2-1/4” x 7-5/8”
    • Jumbo Standard 2-5/8” x 8”
  • Plant 3 – Belcrest
    • Modular 2-1/4” x 7-5/8”
  • Thickness: 3/4"
Thin Brick Technical Notes
  Thin Brick Veneer - BIA Tech Note 28C

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