Savannah grey bricks | Classic - Creative - Luxury
Increasing in popularity, these unique and over-sized bricks can date all the way back to the Civil war. With their distinct grayish/red features, these unparalleled bricks are now back in high demand throughout the Low country!
Handmade Savannah grey bricks date back to the 1800’s. Originating in Savannah, GA, these bricks were handmade and crafted on the Hermitage plantation located on the Savannah River.
Most of the grey bricks do not have same shape and size after production because they are extracted and fired in a kiln to cure them, not dried in controlled environments like concrete or rubber bricks, so workers who use them have to cut them in half before placing them on the floor which gives them the brick-and-a half-design. When the American civil war began in 1861, the production of the grey bricks was halted almost leading to an extinction of the process. Following the incidence, the bricks became really expensive and rare to obtain.
Savannah grey brick designs
Apart from brick pavers, concrete or rubber pavers—amongst a number of several other types of pavers—could also be used for walkways and driveways but the choice of which to use depends on what factors are desired: design or affordability or durability or installation. Because concrete pavers are molded, they could come in various sizes depending on the size of the mold used but brick pavers usually come in 4” X 8”. It is uncommon to find brick pavers in colors other than shades of brown or red because they are made from clay whereas, concrete pavers could be painted in different colors after molding. Due to this, the colors of concrete pavers are more likely to fade compared to bricks. Both brick and concrete pavers may chip or break over time due to moisture and weight but cracked bricks would still look stylish unlike cracked concrete which would appear old and worn out.