Brick by Brick: The Art of Masonry

Brick by Brick: The Art of Masonry

Masonry and bricklaying all began around ten thousand years ago, just as early human civilizations began farming, and subsequently, became less nomadic. Masonry took hold as a means of building more permanent structures. Remnants of some of these earliest structures still survive to this day! The process of mixing sand, clay, and other locally sourced […]

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Hiring a Masonry Contractor

Hiring a Masonry Contractor

Building contractors play an important role for defining the final work of construction of home or office. Contractors have the most current knowledge of building codes and requirements, construction methodologies and cost estimates for your home improvement project. Masonry work is the craft of constructing or repairing concrete, stone, or brickwork. A masonry contractor can […]

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Lateral Stability for Masonry Structures – The Dark Art

Lateral Stability for Masonry Structures – The Dark Art

Masonry, generally consisting of bricks or blocks laid in courses and interspersed with cementitious mortar, is in essence a composite ceramic material. Ceramic materials by their very nature are high in compressive strength, stiff, hard and low in electrical and thermal conductivity. These properties make them useful building materials, however ceramics are also very brittle, […]

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