Dry-pressed brick

Dry-pressed brick

Clay bricks made with only a small amount of water, and compressed under high pressure which results in a very uniform brick with sharp edges and a surface sheen. They are often used as face bricks, although their fragile edges are subject to erosion due to the high clay-to-water ratio.
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