Brick Pocket is a new product, however brick pockets have been used for many years. In the past it had to be built on site using lumber and other building materials. This process requires many hours to complete the brick pocket around a building.
Our product Brick Pocket is a prefabricated ( extruded vinyl ) construction that becomes part of the cornice of a building. The molded form is positioned on top of a brick wall facing before the bricks are ever laid. It also includes a 1/2 inch built-in soffit pocket and a 5 1/2 inch frieze. Brick Pocket is 144 inches ( 12ft. ) long. It is light-weight, reduces maintenance, and is easy to install. It's color is Polar White an it looks great with most brand name white soffits. Using our product Brick Pocket eliminates lumber, F or J-channel, paint or metal flashing (coil stock) and will save many hours of time.
Brick Pocket is different from many products because one can produce other products from it. One can make end caps, inside corners and outside corners, and above window sills from various cuts from Brick Pocket.
Brick Pocket is patented # 6474032, and we are the sole producer/supplier in The United States. Our price is extremely competitive, when comparing the ratio of using other materials and labor required to build. It also allows the Vinyl Contractor to complete the vinyl work before the bricks are laid. The Framing Contractor needs only frame the facial board and bird boxes, thus reducing the cost of framing for a conventional brick pocket construction for the General Contractor.
FAST & EASY INSTALLATION
Brick Pocket is easy to install. Tools needed are: hammer, speed square. Chalk line, level, drill, tape measure, snips, pencil or marker, skill saw and hand pop riveter. Also a fine tooth saw blade or a fine tooth hand saw, and a 1/8 inch drill bit. Most installers will have all the tools listed.
Turn your saw blade backwards for smoother cuts. Also if you have access to a table saw and a 12 inch Craftsman Radial Arm saw; cuts will be easier, however these are not required. When attaching Brick Pocket to the wall as with all vinyl products, just pull it close, do not over tighten.
When cutting Brick Pocket make your first cut on the topside, then the front side and last the backside. When cutting 45-degree angles for inside or outside corners be sure to measure and mark your longest point needed. Use Speed Square to mark to mark desired angle. (This is where the radial arm saw works well). Be sure to have Brick Pocket Level before making cuts.
One can make a large miter box to hold Brick Pocket for cutting. This will speed up your cutting time. Remove protective film after completing all required cuts then attach Brick Pocket to house wall with screws or nails.
Use 1/8 inch White Aluminum pop rivets, (Amerimax Home Products, Inc. # 84-025 ) these can be found at Lowe’s Stores in the gutter area.
REMOVE PROTECTIVE WRAP AFTER COMPLETING CUTS
To connect sections of Brick Pocket, cut a small splice piece from backside of Brick Pocket ( 4 5/8 inches by 4 inches ). These usually can be cut from scrap pieces. Place splice on the inside of front freeze side, hold splice piece on the inside of Brick Pocket section and drill two 1/8 inch holes and connect with pop rivets ( looks best if holes are evenly spaced ).
CONNECT ALL SECTIONS USING THE ABOVE PROCESS
USE DIAGRAM TO DETERMINE WHERE TO MAKE CUTS FOR ACCESSORY PARTS
Tip on making window heads. Measure how wide the window is and cut Brick Pocket window head first and attach to wall above window face side down, now measure and cut Brick Pocket to fit window head piece and attach to house wall, put front cut part of Brick Pocket on the inside of window head 5/8 inch that turns up and drill holes and pop rivet window head piece to Brick Pocket spacing holes evenly for pop rivets.
Inside and Outside Corners: Measure (long point) mark and cut Brick Pocket on the top angle cut first, then finish cutting front side and then cut the backside (note the top and backside cuts do not have to match perfect, but try to keep the front cut as close as you can).
Outside Corner: Cut the accessory part to a length of 5 ˝ inches long X 5/8 inch X 5/8 inch. Place on the front side of one section of the Brick Pocket, drill holes and attach with pop rivets then attach to the other section drill and pop rivet.
Inside Corner: Reverse the above procedure by turning the accessory piece inside out.
Gable Turns & Bird Boxes: Remove soffit pocket as needed ( nail or screw top directly to framing lumber as needed).
Brick Pocket used with Queen Size Bricks.
You may need to cut in ( turn the bricks in toward the Brick Mold ) the bricks around the windows and doors.
If your codes require a wider air pocket than Brick Pocket produces, you can attach a board of lumber to the wall before attaching Brick Pocket to the wall.