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Title: What Type of Stone Masonry Should You Use to Build Your Home?


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What Type of Stone Masonry Should You Use to
Build Your Home?
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  • As one of the oldest methods of construction
    known to man, masonry has been used to build many
    important, unique and historic structures the
    world over, and thanks to its durability and
    strength, many of them are still standing today.
  • Masonry is described as the art of laying down
    different materials, such as brick, stone and
    concrete blocks, in a sequence with mortar, to
    achieve a uniform element of a buildings design.
  • When it comes to knowing what type of masonry you
    should use to build your home, there are a few
    different factors to consider when looking at
    each option

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  • Stone masonry
  • Youd be hard pushed to find a construction
    material stronger, more durable and more
    resistant to weather than stone. Without
    swelling, bending, warping, splintering and
    denting, or being affected by wind, rain, hail,
    sleet and snow, its easy to see why stone
    masonry is a popular choice for construction
    companies and individuals alike.
  • Brick masonry
  • Using burnt clay bricks, a masonry contractor
    will select the right size, position and number
    of openings when building a structure, to ensure
    it can perform at its optimum.

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  • Block masonry
  • This category can be divided into two types of
    masonry
  • Solid concrete block masonry
  • A relatively new material, solid concrete block
    masonry units are heavy and help to give
    stability to a structure. Manufactured in large
    sizes, they can be assembled in less time than
    brick masonry, making them a cost and time
    effective choice.

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  • Hollow concrete masonry
  • Requiring less manpower to lift the hollow blocks
    and place them at a certain height, and with less
    need of steel in RCC structures to support the
    weight of solid concrete blocks, hollow concrete
    masonry is often used where weight and manpower
    is of concern. Commonly used in residential
    buildings, schools, churches and other public
    buildings, hollow concrete masonry is well suited
    for the construction of low cost housing.

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  • Veneer masonry
  • The masonry of choice for home building and
    remodeling projects, veneer masonry gives the
    appearance of a solid brick or stone wall while
    being more economical and having greater
    insulating properties. Used as an addition to
    traditional wood frame structures, it can be
    placed on concrete block walls and can be used to
    cover an entire wall, or made to stop at the
    level of the window sill.

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  • Composite masonry
  • Composite masonry is when two or more types of
    building materials are used in construction, and
    its commonly used to improve the appearance of a
    building, or to take advantage of available
    materials for economic purposes.
  • Reinforced masonry
  • This construction system involves the use of
    steel to reinforce masonry, and bars or mesh are
    typically placed in the mortar or in the holes
    filled with concrete or grout. This technique
    allows for seismic loads and energy dissipation
    capacity to be significantly improved, and is
    stronger and able to resist lateral loading far
    better than standard masonry.

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  • For more detailed advice and guidance about which
    type of masonry would best suit the construction
    project you have in mind, consult with an
    experienced masonry contractor in your area.
  • RZ Construction Group Inc is a fully inclusive
    general contractor in Queens New York. From
    initial design to final clean up, our results
    speak for themselves. We are fully licensed,
    insured, and bonded to provide both commercial
    and residential construction services to
    customers in Astoria and the surrounding area.
    Proud to serve New York State for 25 years. No
    job is too small nor too big. If you are looking
    for a masonry contractor in Queens NY or want to
    know more about our wide range of professional
    but affordable construction and repair services,
    reach out to us at (718) 938-9887.
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