Brick Glossary

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Term Definition
Racking

A method entailing stepping back successive courses of masonry.

Raggle

A groove in a joint or special unit to receive roofing or flashing.

RBM

Reinforced brick masonry.

Reinforced Masonry

Masonry units, reinforcing steel, grout and/or mortar combined to act together in resisting forces.

Return

Any surface turned back from the face of a principal surface.

Reveal

That portion of a jamb or recess which is visible from the face of a wall.

Rowlock

A brick laid on its face edge so that the normal bedding area is visible in the wall face. Frequently spelled rolok.