Masonry is often used to construct solid walls, cover existing structural components, and add some hardscaping elements to an outdoor property. Due to the timeless characteristic and visually appealing quality that masonry materials provide, you may want to explore some masonry upgrades for your commercial business.
Bricks, concrete, stucco, and stones are masonry materials that a contractor may specialize in installing. Each of these materials will provide a unique visual element. Brickwork is often used to construct walls, but can also be used to create patios, pathways, and other outdoor features.
Concrete can be used to construct columns, walls, and a variety of outdoor features. Stucco is used to add texture to walls. This material is often added to the outside of a building. It can also be used to add visual appeal to interior walls. Stones are versatile and can be used to build retaining walls. Stones can also be used to accent interior walls or a building's facade.
Masonry Colors, Textures, And Layouts
Masonry products that your contractor will be using can correlate with the design of your building or the colors of other building components and furnishings. Some masonry products may contain textured surfaces. Uncut stones and stucco will provide a considerable amount of texture.
A contractor can use masonry products to construct solid materials. A dual row of bricks, for instance, can be used to construct load-bearing walls. A double-thickness of a masonry material will insulate surfaces well. Materials can also be used to provide the illusion of a solid surface. For instance, if you are going to fill a cavity wall, you may want to use concrete as the filling material and choose a veneer masonry product to cover the concrete.
A contractor can use a symmetrical or random layout for various masonry projects. Brickwork often uses a series of vertical or horizontal bricks to form a pattern. Stones that have been cut into a rectangular or square shape can be used in a similar fashion. A masonry contractor will measure areas indoors or outdoors where masonry products will be used.
They will show you various layouts that you can choose for the additions. They will also discuss strength ratings and price variables with you. Whether or not a masonry material will be used to construct a solid or hollow structure may increase or decrease the cost of the masonry materials that will be installed.
Reach out to a commercial masonry contractor to learn more.Share