The key benefits of frogged units are:

  • Weight saving vs. solid units
  • Mortar not shallowed by cores
  • “Float” eliminated and brick keys to the wall
  • Stronger fire rating with more mass
  • Strong water repellency and no core to trap moisture
  • Stronger with no core weak point

Strata Brick Smooth

A smooth face, standard size and frogged format meet both contemporary design and construction objectives.

  • Strata Brick Smooth is a quality Concrete Masonry Block Unit.
  • Strata Brick Smooth exceeds the CSA A165.2 Series-04 and the ASTM C-55-11 specifications. Strata Brick Smooth will not flake or deteriorate whether it is used above grade, at grade or even below grade.
  • Maximum water absorption by mass not to exceed 8 percent.
  • Recommended to be installed with Type ‘N’ masonry cement (see TEK 9-1A Mortars for Concrete Masonry).
  • Strata Brick Smooth is manufactured using an integral water repellent agent which inhibits water absorption and efflorescence for a lifetime of performance.
  • Minimum compressive strength 4,000 PSI.
  • Recommended mortar joint 1/2″.
  • Cold weather construction – refer to installation guidelines.
  • Manufactured Under U.S. Patent 4,335,549 and Canadian Patents 1,169,265 and 2,127,191.