09-09-21 | Department

A Conversation With The Belden Brick Company

Featuring Brian Belden, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

The Belden Brick Company also manufactures Belden Clay Pavers? What makes them unique?
As a leading provider of brick products for architects, engineers, and homeowners, we manufacture Belden Clay Pavers from the highest-quality shales and clays that contribute to our customers' and communities' structural integrity and outstanding appearance. We've built a 136-year reputation for providing a unique array of quality products. The offering of different sizes and textures - and staying within the tolerances specified - is what we take pride in ourselves. While many other manufacturers will specialize in a limited number of products, we work more on an individual job-by-job basis and specify our production following each job's requirements.

What are some of the new styles or colors available in Belden Clay Pavers?
We have expanded our selection of Belden Clay Pavers with our Plank Series, tumbled finish, and exciting new colors. Our unique Plank Series Pavers provide a more linear, layered, contemporary look that offers quick square foot coverage, making it a favorite of architects and designers. Over 35 colors are available for use alone or in combination for a truly custom look. And like with our face brick, we can pre-blend colors in any percentage desired to give you a finished product with consistent color and pattern, without unintended color blocks or other deviations. The new tumbling process gives our pavers an appealing, time-worn appearance and is an excellent alternative to our sand molded pavers when a more robust paver is needed. We also introduced Carbon Black and Ivory Bay into the City Line Paver Series. Ivory Bay's delicate tone, speckled with iron spots, matched with the high contrast vibe of Carbon Black, lay a polished foundation. These understated through-body colors are the newest addition to our Belden Clay Pavers, available with a straight edge, chamfered edge, chamfered with lugs, tumbled, plank, or permeable features.

Do Belden Clay Pavers come in different sizes to allow for diverse patterns?
Our Belden Clay Pavers collection choices are unmatched, from traditional sizing and textures to unique styles and special shapes. The most requested sizes for common pavers are 2-1/4 x 4 x 8, 2-3/4 x 4 x 8, and 2-1/4 x 4 x 12. But rectangles aren't the only shapes available. You can also get square 2 1/4 x 8 x 8 pavers to create random pattern possibilities or special shapes that further add to the customization of the look and design. If you want clean, crisp lines, you can choose an extruded paver. If you want to mirror the aged patina of antique brickwork, you'll want to choose from our latest Antique Colonial Pavers, which are sized at 2-1/4 x 3-5/8 x 7-5/8.

Can Belden Clay Pavers be machined installed
Yes. One of the most time-consuming steps while doing a large hardscaping project is aligning and installing pavers in place. We specially package our clay pavers to accommodate the paver handling equipment.

Can you lay clay pavers yourself?
Absolutely! Whether you're paving a driveway, patio, garden path, or a smaller DIY project, only a few basic steps are essential in getting it correct. However, laying pavers in larger or irregularly shaped areas can require a few more steps to ensure a quality result. Proper installation is crucial to the success of any paver project. We can provide the products and advice to ensure your hard work lasts! And of course, if you would instead leave it to a professional, we can also help with that.


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