The trade of masonry has been an integral part of the construction industry for nearly 5,000 years. Characteristics that are inherent to masonry applications have allowed many of antiquity’s first structures to survive today. It is those same characteristics that attract homeowners to masonry construction today. Beauty, durability, and strength combined with a visceral sense of permanence, value, and stability.
Masonry is most clearly defined as an assembly using poured concrete or the use of concrete mortar to form connections between stones or bricks. All masonry work is rooted in a strong stable foundation that reaches below the frost line and is often reinforced with steel bars, or welded wire grids. The uses for masonry are nearly limitless, interiors, exteriors, and even structural applications are all instances where masonry provides a viable solution.