Brick engraving

Posted by Linda

Every year we get orders for engraving bricks.  This process of sandblasting a customer’s bricks has many steps.  First, if you are a new customer, you will need to purchase a good quality brick.  We recommend one without pebbles and preferably a concrete brick. Get enough to cover the amount you need and some extra ones. Second, the lettering needs to be supplied to our company in a format that is legible.  Please refer to the amount of characters per line and the lines available on each size brick.  Example:  A 4×8 brick has three lines of text, with a maximum of 14 spaces.  This includes spacing between characters.  We often get a request from a customer that exceeds that because they put two letters in one box or go over the amount thinking that we can just squeeze it in.  The brick only holds so much before it is too close to the edge and then we have breakage.  We have a form on our website to use. Third, once we have received the lettering request, we format a proof for you to review.  This will need to be returned with your approval of spelling and dates and you will be responsible if there is an error that was not caught.  Fourth, once the proof has been approved, you will bring in the bricks ordered plus a few extra in case of breakage in sandblasting.  Fifth, we will notify you when they have been completed and ready for pickup.  The payment is due upon pickup.  If you need to submit the order for payment, please do so at the beginning of the ordering process so that you may pick up the bricks in a timely manner.  There will be no storing of your bricks for another order later in the year.  Please note:  The timing to complete the order for brick engraving will depend on the amount of bricks and time of year.  Our busiest time of the year is the month before Memorial Day.  Please allow extra time if you are requesting bricks done by Memorial day.  Most of our yearly customers bring a batch of bricks in the Spring and then a batch in the Fall.  If you are just starting a brick engraving project or walkway, you will need to contact a landscape architect to design a layout and order the bricks.  A professional installer for the bricks is also recommended. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us by phone.  imageimage