Masonry is the oldest form of construction known to man. It has to do with the building of structures using individual units laid in and bound together by mortar. These ‘individual units’ are made out of either brick or building stones like marble, limestone, concrete blocks glass block, cast stone among others. Masonry is most commonly used for the construction of walls and buildings.
This does not mean that it cannot be applied for the construction of other things like fireplaces, patios, decks among others. For the most part, masonry is a very durable form of construction. However, a lot of factors can substantially affect the durability of a mason’s work. Factors like the quality of the mortar used and overall workmanship are some of the things that can affect the durability of masonry work. This is where we come in. We are Chesapeake Brick & Masonry, a contractor service that is in the business of providing a wide range of masonry services to the residents of Chesapeake, Virginia. We are committed to providing only the best. We do this by combining the best expertise with the best equipment. In other words, we have a team of well-trained masons with years of experience under their belt who only use the best tools in the industry. This way, we are able to produce quality results.
Brick Masonry is the easiest form of masonry in the business. It does not require as much labor as the other forms of masonry because the size of the units (bricks in this case) are uniform. Also, bricks are lighter, easier to handle and cheaper than stones and concrete blocks. Bricks can be easily adhered with different types of mortar. However, brick masonry comes with its own disadvantages. Bricks are not as strong as other materials that can be used for masonry like stone and concrete blocks. Construction costs are increased because brick work needs to be plastered. Also, bricks have low resistance against tension and are more vulnerable to damage.
Stonework is very durable and very weather resistant. It is perfect for buildings that are projected to have heavy foot traffic. The most intriguing aspect of stone masonry is its aesthetic. With the variety of colors, sizes and textures, the design opportunities are basically endless. Stone Masonry also requires low maintenance because of its durability.
Concrete Block Masonry
Concrete blocks are expensive to transport. However, the great thing is that they can be locally sourced from most places. They are available in several sizes, colors and finishes. Another great thing about Concrete Blocks is that they can be created to fit your project’s specific demands. In fact, some concrete blocks are manufactured using recycled materials, making it an environmentally friendly option.
We Can Do It All!
Wat Chesapeake Brick & Masonry, we are able any type of masonry work. It does not matter whether it requires brick, stone or concrete blocks. Our in-house masons have skillsets that cover all aspects of masonry. Want to find out more? Give us a call today.