When building any commercial space using masonry, multiple materials can be appropriate for the job. It’s easy to assume that classic red bricks are the only common masonry materials, but that simply isn’t the case. Here are three masonry materials that are great for commercial construction projects.
Brick is the most well-known of all masonry materials, and you can spot it on both residential and commercial properties. Brick is available in a comprehensive range of colors, is very easy to install, and has impressive longevity providing that you give it the proper care. Brick is also versatile, and it can be used to create various types of walls. Cavity walls use brick on the outside and other materials like concrete on the inside. Solid walls are made solely of brick. Veneer walls can be made of a single brick layer on the outside primarily for aesthetic reasons.
Stone is another widespread pick out of the most popular masonry materials for commercial construction, and it is beloved because it has a more rustic and traditional look than brick. Depending on your preferred aesthetic, you can use stone for rubble masonry or ashlar masonry. Rubble masonry uses stones that are chiseled into a variety of shapes to create an exciting look that is still durable and strong. Ashlar masonry involves using stones in uniform, consistent shapes that are easy to use to create polished patterns.
When you see a smooth concrete slab, you might not think about it as masonry, but concrete is one of the most common masonry materials for commercial construction. Concrete is very durable, and it can be used in a broad range of situations, whether you are creating a foundation or constructing walls. Concrete is often used with other types of masonry, like brick or stone, for an aesthetically appealing building.
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