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Photo Gallery: Brick Design

Aspects of brick design vary, such as whether the bricks are solid, cored or indented. View photos of the three most common brick designs.

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Indented Bricks Have Wedge Shaped Indentation
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Faced/indented Brick

Indented bricks have a wedge-shaped indentation (called a "frog") in the upper face (and some also have this in the bottom face). These bricks can be laid frog up or frog down. Laying them frog up is stronger but requires more mortar.



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