A standard pallet contains approximately 500 bricks. If the bricks are designed for construction, they have holes in the center to reduce the weight and save on materials. Face bricks are solid bricks used for visible brick facings.
Bricks are composed of sand, clay and water. These ingredients are mixed and heated, creating a hard, durable product that withstands weathering and the passage of time. Besides traditional construction and face bricks, pavers, firebricks and brick veneer are available. Pavers are used to create sidewalks or edgings, while firebricks can be used for high-heat applications. Brick veneer is a thin, lightweight brick siding.