Waterstruck brick are made from a particular form of wet surface clay and pressed into molds. As they are pressed into the mold a blade sweeps across “striking” away the excess clay. Hence their “water-struck” title. The clay itself and the process by which it is formed and fired make a waterstruck brick much stronger than a standard brick and far less absorbent. The decreased absorbency is quite important as this is what allows the waterstruck brick to stand up to the elements, lasting at least twice as long as a standard brick. Because they are formed in molds and slide out while still wet, they have a unique texture and the process of firing while the brick are still relatively wet gives them a characteristic sheen that you will only find in a waterstruck brick.