Hardscapes - Masonry
About Masonry Materials
Every where you look there is some form of masonry structural application around you. Residential properties, commercial buildings, hospital buildings, school buildings and many more applications that are constructed or applied to some form of masonry materials. Masonry materials are an exceptional product for all constructions or flooring applications. Masonry materials such as concrete, brick, stone and clay endure strength, beauty and structural stability to all applications.
The mixture of concrete consists of cement, sand, small rocks, fine aggregates and water. Concrete products are produced in many forms and shapes. They are highly durable, versatile, very strong, sturdy, weather resistant and rust resistant. Concrete products are available in a wide variety of shapes, color, and sizes for many application requirements on a residential property.
Clay is what bricks are made from. The clay can be formed into shape which is then fired in a kiln. Determining the color of clay will result in the actual color of the bricks. Brick masonry is highly used in all construction buildings and the landscaping industry. Masonry mortar is applied during construction as the masonry mortar is the bonding agent for stability and no brick movement occurs.
Stone masonry is a natural product and is highly considered for many applications that require a natural look and feel. Stone materials are high in strength, resistant to all climatic changes and will last many decades. Stone masonry products are available in many different shapes with natural textures and shades to complement any application that is required on selection. Masonry contractors are very skilled professionals and need to use special masonry tools to get the job done right.
Landscaping Applications with Masonry Materials
The excellence of masonry materials are not only for structural building constructions, they are also applied to various landscape locations on residential properties which provide many benefits to the area of application as well as intense beauty visually and for enhancement purposes. Concrete, brick and stone masonry products are available in many different forms which can be applied to the following applications on residential properties.
- Barbecue Areas
- Pool Areas
- Retaining Walls
- Pool Copings
Concrete pavers, brick pavers, stone pavers and any masonry products will look outstanding on all landscaped flooring applications. They are functional in usage and the presentation is featured in color, patterns and designs to create good looks in the overall appearance. Masonry products will vary cost wise but the rewarding benefit is the actual increase on your property will pay off in the long run for resale valuations.
Masonry materials such as concrete blocks for retaining wall applications are also highly regarded on residential properties. Concrete blocks are appealing visually for garden walls or for fencing purposes. The benefit in strength of concrete blocks ensures stability structurally for long term proficiency. This makes masonry great for outdoor applications such as fireplaces.
Benefits of Masonry Materials
The most substantial benefits of masonry products are the strengths, durability, sustainability, availability, great appearance and the resistance to rust and fire as well as all weather conditions.
Masonry products will not buckle or warp in due course. The other advantage is there is very little maintenance required if any at all.