Resources: Literature

Find inspiration from the wide selection of General Shale’s many brick and stone options. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced do-it-yourself expert, here you will find how-to videos and downloadable content for all of your home decorating or construction needs.

[-] Magazines File Type File Size
  Great American Homes Volume PDF5 MB
  Great North American Homes Volume PDF7 MB
[-] Consumer Literature File Type File Size
  Thin Brick BrochurePDF3 MB
  Thin Brick Quadfold BrochurePDF541 KB
  Thin Rock BrochurePDF10 MB
  Thin Rock Quadfold BrochurePDF486 KB
  Outdoor Living Ideas BrochurePDF4 MB
  Brick Is A Natural BrochurePDF437 KB
  Endurance RS Brick POSPDF243 KB
  Outdoor Living Panel BrochurePDF1 MB
  King Size Brick Quadfold BrochurePDF963 KB
[-] Technical Bulletins and Documents File Type File Size
 Ashlar Series Tech BulletinPDF2 MB
 Block Fire RatingsPDF18 KB
 Block Grout Fill QuantitesPDF94 KB
 Block Lintel CapacitiesPDF167 KB
 Brick Chips Garden Trak Estimating InformationPDF107 KB
 Brick Cleaning InformationPDF31 KB
 Brick Cleaning Information DiedrichPDF156 KB
 Brick Cleaning Information SpanishPDF117 KB
 Brick Color SelectionPDF89 KB
 Brick Fire Resistance RatingsPDF162 KB
 Brick Sample BoardsPDF126 KB
 Brick SpecificationPDF130 KB
 C Hollow Brick - Construction SpecifierPDF3 MB
 Chimney Checklist - Concrete CapPDF226 KB
 Chimney Checklist for Weather ResistancePDF222 KB
 Chimney RepairPDF115 KB
 Clay Brick vs_CONCRETE_BRICK72 KB
 Cold Weather AdmixPDF129 KB
 Cold Weather RecommendationsPDF137 KB
 Commercial Sustainability FlyerPDF133 KB
 Concrete Paving SystemsPDF378 KB
 Corbelled MasonryPDF141 KB
 Efflorescence Causes Control RemovalPDF76 KB
 Efflorescence InformationPDF81 KB
 Half-High CMUPDF5 MB
 Heat Island EffectPDF257 KB
 Leaky Walls in Brick BuildingsPDF98 KB
 Light Weight King Code RequirementsPDF86 KB
 Lightweight Engineer Tech BulletinPDF201 KB
 Lightweight Engineer Modular EM UnitsPDF180 KB
 Long Span Brick LintelsPDF151 KB
 Painted Brick HomePDF109 KB
 Paving - Bonded Clay Paver Edge Restraint with Bituminous Setting BedPDF197 KB
 Paving Systems - Pathway Concrete StonesPDF378 KB
 Paving Systems ClayPDF233 KB
 Permeable PaversPDF304 KB
 Pressure Washing InformationPDF127 KB
 Rilem TestPDF102 KB
 Rule of Thumb Conversion FactorsPDF132 KB
 Rule of Thumb FiguresPDF147 KB
 Single Wythe CMU WallsPDF7 MB
 Staining PolicyPDF117 KB
 Sustainability Tech BulletinPDF159 KB
 Sustainability Brick Vs Other ExteriorsPDF80 KB
 Sustainability Brochure ResidentialPDF159 KB
 Tech Bulletin BaggingPDF1009 KB
 Thin Brick-Loxon WUFI Analysis tdPDF2 MB
 Thin Brick Code CompliancePDF100 KB
 Thin Brick Do it Yourself KitPDF188 KB
 Thin Brick Install MatrixPDF119 KB
 Thin Brick Installation GuidePDF2 MB
 Thin Rock Code CompliancePDF118 KB
 Thin Rock Installation GuidePDF2 MB
 Thin Rock ShearBondPDF2 MB
 Vehicular Paver SpecificationPDF131 KB
 Versa-Lok Rule of Thumb GuidelinesPDF493 KB
[-] Architectural Catalog Shapes File Type File Size
 Bell CopingPDF42 KB
 External AnglePDF42 KB
 Ogee CopingPDF45 KB
 Ogee Rowlock WatertablePDF45 KB
 Ogee Rowlock Watertable CornerPDF42 KB
 Ogee Stretcher WatertablePDF43 KB
 Ogee Stretcher Watertable CornerPDF42 KB
 Ogee TreadPDF45 KB
 Ogee Tread CornerPDF47 KB
 SillPDF46 KB
 Sill Return LeftPDF51 KB
 Sill Return RightPDF52 KB
[-] Detailed Technical Drawings File Type File Size
 Bay Window Flashing - Step Type Sheet PDF95 KB
 Bay Window Flashing - Step Type Sheet PDF70 KB
 Bay Window Flashing - Step Type Sheet PDF162 KB
 Bay Window Flashing - Tray Type Sheet PDF159 KB
 Bay Window Flashing - Tray Type Sheet PDF84 KB
 Bay Window Flashing - Tray Type Sheet PDF64 KB
 Brick Masonry Bond PatternsPDF72 KB
 Brick Veneer Foundation WallPDF50 KB
 Brick Veneer Head JambPDF47 KB
 Brick Veneer Sill DetailPDF47 KB
 Detail Block BackupPDF116 KB
 Detail Block Backup SpanishPDF76 KB
 Detail Brick PlanterPDF95 KB
 Detail Brick Planter SpanishPDF91 KB
 Detail Masonry ChimneyPDF59 KB
 Detail Porch Wall SectionPDF55 KB
 Detail Pre-Fab Chimney SpanishPDF53 KB
 Detail Veneer WallPDF62 KB
 Detail Veneer Wall SpanishPDF58 KB
 Elliptical ArchPDF49 KB
 Elliptical Arch With Background BrickPDF60 KB
 Flashing at ParapetPDF49 KB
 JackarchPDF41 KB
 Long Span Arch FlashingPDF91 KB
 Oval Elliptical OpeningPDF53 KB
 Oval Elliptical Opening with Background BrickPDF70 KB
 Palladian ArchPDF51 KB
 Palladian Arch With Background BrickPDF63 KB
 Parapet DetailPDF69 KB
 Paving - Bonded Clay Paver Edge RestraintPDF96 KB
 Paving - Clay Paver Precast Concrete or Cut Stone Edge Restraint with Bituminous Setting BedPDF91 KB
 Paving - Curb EdgePDF80 KB
 Paving - Curb Edge with WeepPDF97 KB
 Paving - Poured Concrete Curb and Gutter Edge RestraintPDF84 KB
 Paving - Proprietary Edge Restraint SystemPDF88 KB
 Paving - Small PenetrationPDF70 KB
 Paving - Steel Angle Edge Restraint with Bituminous Setting BedPDF92 KB
 Paving - Steel Angle Edge Restraint with Sand Setting BedPDF82 KB
 Paving - Typical Brick PavementPDF91 KB
 Paving - Typical Commercial-Pedestrian Public Plaza-SidewalkPDF93 KB
 Paving - Typical Light Duty VehicularPDF92 KB
 Paving - Typical Pavement with Bituminous Setting BedPDF84 KB
 Paving - Typical Residential DrivewayPDF92 KB
 Paving - Typical Residential Patio or WalkwayPDF91 KB
 Segmental ArchPDF46 KB
 Segmental Arch BPDF51 KB
 Semi-Circular ArchPDF55 KB
 Semi-Circular Arch B with Background BrickPDF58 KB
 Semi-Circular Arch with Background BrickPDF58 KB
 Shelf Angle Support with Horizontal Expansion JointPDF61 KB
 Steel Stud ParapetPDF76 KB
 WatertablePDF54 KB
 Watertable PDF53 KB
[-] BIA Builder Notes File Type File Size
 Builder Notes - Brick Veneer Construction - Resisting Water PenetrationPDF264 KB
 Builder Notes - Basics of Brick Veneer Construction & Workmanship ChecklistPDF320 KB
 Builder Notes - Brick Veneer Construction - Advanced Flashing - Stepped Flashing, Bay Windows and ArchesPDF465 KB
 Builder Notes - Brick Veneer Construction - Advanced Flashing - Roofs and ChimneysPDF322 KB
 Builder Notes SustainabiltyPDF144 KB
 Builder Notes Energy EfficiencyPDF575 KB
 Green Sheets - Fiber Cement vs BrickPDF193 KB
 Green Sheets - Manufactured Stone vs BrickPDF193 KB
 Green Sheets - Stucco vs BrickPDF193 KB
 Green Sheets - Vinyl vs BrickPDF193 KB
[-] NCMA File Type File Size
Download any of the NCMA documents below or access the e-TEK notes for the most up-to-date documentation.
 TEK - ReCycled ContentPDF182 KB
 TEK - LEEDPDF1 MB
 TEK - LEED HardScapePDF157 KB
[-] Wienerberger File Type File Size
 Wienerberger SustainabilityPDF6 MB