Brick Glossary

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Damp Course

A course or layer of impervious material which prevents capillary entrance of moisture from the ground or a lower course. Often called damp check.

Dampproofing

Prevention of moisture penetration by capillary action.

Dog's Tooth

Brick laid with their corners projecting from the wall face.

Drip

A projecting piece of material, shaped to throw off water and prevent its running down the face of wall or other surface.