Looking for a masonry contractor for your commercial or residential project? Advocate Construction employs only the most talented and motivated mason contractors in the area. If you’re planning to give your home’s exterior a do-over or thinking about what you can add to it to make it look more appealing, then applying masonry is a good upgrade option. However, your choice of type or material plays a huge role in the overall look of your exterior walls. At this point, if you are unfamiliar with your options or have no experience with this type of aesthetic add-on, we recommend that you hire the services of a professional contractor.

What is masonry?

Masonry is commonly used to create and maintain walls and buildings. Brick and concrete block are the most frequent types of masonry and may be either weight-bearing or a veneer.

Some homeowners prefer to mix and match bricks and stones. While this is well and good, the exterior walls could look messy if the materials aren’t matched right or don’t blend together properly. Instead of complementing each other, the two types end up creating an opposing theme. If you really want to use bricks and stones, make sure to choose masonry with a lighter shade.

Concrete blocks, especially those with hollow cores, offer various possibilities in masonry construction. They generally provide great compressive strength and are best suited to structures with light transverse loading when the cores remain unfilled. Filling some or all of the cores with concrete or concrete with steel reinforcement (typically rebar) offers much greater tensile and lateral strength to structures.

Brick masonry is built by placing bricks in mortar in a systematic manner to construct walls and buildings. It is highly durable. The bond in brick masonry, which adheres bricks together, is produced by filling joints between bricks with suitable mortar.

Contact us to learn more about our masonry work and how our mason contractors can partner with you from start to finish.