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Masonry: The Art Creating Beautiful Work

FS Sept 21 Blog
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Masonry is the building of structures from individual units, often bound together by a workable paste that hardens, called mortar.

This work can consist of two forms: solid and veneer. Veneer is mainly for aesthetic purposes as it doesn’t hold up a structure. Solid can be used as a main support structure for a building. Let’s take a deeper look into both of those:  

Solid Masonry

Many historical homes are made of solid masonry: using several layers of brick with header bricks to hold them together. Benefits include:

  • Low maintenance
  • Longevity
  • Resilience
  • Supports a wide variety of roof structures

Veneer Masonry

Veneer masonry is a popular choice for home building or remodeling because it gives the appearance of a solid stone or brick wall. Benefits include:

  • Similar in appearance to natural brick
  • Lower cost
  • Great insulation
  • Very lightweight

Our mission at Fieldstone Center is to supply quality products that are functional and beautiful, yet are also green and sustainable building materials that will transcend the test of time. Our knowledgeable associates are trained to provide a unique approach to meeting your needs. Take a stroll through our gallery to view the supplies we provide.

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