Brick screens are new, green building material and the answer to many homeowners’ prayers. Brick screens have the benefits of being lightweight, inexpensive, long-lasting, and fire-resistant. They can be used for privacy as well as storm protection in a number of ways and are an excellent choice for retaining walls. However, with all these benefits come a few drawbacks: they will never be strong enough to support anything over one story tall; burying them is almost impossible because they can’t stand on their own without any support at all; masonry walls (either concrete or brick) will always take up more space than block panels or screens. Protect your new brick screen walls with a concrete or masonry wall.
Another popular application for brick screens is as a decorative component surrounding the outside of windows or doors that open onto patios, porches, garden rooms, or terraces. One of the best examples of this is cobblestone screens. Cobblestone roman walls and or post-and-lintel veneer windows allow for a number of uses in which brick can be used:
Brick or stone curbs, cobblestone, or natural stone under fences, patios, decks, and other outdoor living areas add visual interest to your yard. Brick and stone are also elegant complements to wood decks, paving stones, gravel walks, and even decorative trees. A brick patio wall will last years longer than painted concrete because it is more durable and stable. Masonry walls are often used as outdoor screen walls simply because they provide the most flexibility in terms of design with brick.
Brick, stone, and concrete have high compressive strengths that make them ideal for storm protection. Brick or concrete screens are usually set in a continuous line along the top of a wall or fence line that protects the property from high winds. Temporary walls can be built from brick to keep a home safe from storm damage during construction. Temporary walls are also a good option for homeowners who want privacy but do not want to commit to a permanent wall just yet. Tempos are easier to take down and put up than permanent walls (assuming you know how to build them.) View more about temp walls here.