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The Critical Components of New Masonry Construction

delprete masonry a man placing mortar down on as he builds a brick wall

The following components should be included in your new masonry construction project.

When constructing a new building, you cannot ignore the timeless allure and enduring strength of masonry. Whether you want to create the rustic charm of brick or the elegant sophistication of natural stone, new masonry construction will stand as a testament to craftsmanship and durability. But what are the essential ingredients for a successful masonry project? At DelPrete Masonry, we have led countless masonry construction projects over the years and know what it takes to produce successful results. Let’s explore the critical components that make new masonry construction stand the test of time.

An Experienced Masonry Contracting Team

Behind every successful masonry project lies a skilled and experienced team of contractors. From architects and engineers to masons and laborers, a cohesive team with a comprehensive understanding of masonry techniques and best practices is essential. At DelPrete Masonry, the expertise of our masonry experts ensures that every part of your project, from design to execution, is completed with precision and high-quality craftwork.

Strong Materials – Brick or Natural Stone

At the heart of new masonry construction are the materials themselves. Whether it’s the timeless appeal of brick or the raw beauty of natural stone, choosing the right materials is crucial to your success. Both brick and natural stone offer exceptional strength and durability, and they are capable of withstanding time and the elements. Their aesthetic appeal adds character and charm to any structure, making them the preferred choice for anyone who wants a durable and stunning building. 

Even Mortar Application

Mortar, the binding agent that holds masonry units together, is crucial to the structure’s integrity. An even and consistent mortar application ensures strong bonds between bricks or stones, preventing gaps and ensuring structural stability. Skilled masons understand the importance of proper mortar application, employing techniques that guarantee long-lasting results.

Designs that Prevent Moisture Damage

Moisture is one of the biggest threats to masonry structures, capable of causing erosion, cracking, and staining over time. Therefore, incorporating design elements that mitigate moisture damage is essential. This includes proper drainage systems, effective waterproofing measures, and breathable sealants. By addressing moisture concerns from the outset, masonry structures can maintain their integrity for years to come.

Sustainable Practices

New masonry construction offers inherent environmental benefits in an era increasingly focused on sustainability. Brick and natural stone are durable, recyclable, and require minimal maintenance over their lifespan. Additionally, locally sourced materials can further reduce carbon emissions associated with transportation. By embracing sustainable practices, masonry contractors can reduce their environmental footprint and contribute to creating resilient and eco-friendly structures.

The success of a new masonry construction project hinges on a combination of factors, from skilled craftsmanship and quality materials to thoughtful design and sustainable practices. By prioritizing these critical components, DelPrete Masonry contractors can deliver projects that stand the test of time and embody the timeless beauty and strength of masonry construction.


Whether you are ready to start your next masonry project or are still hesitant and have questions, Del Prete Masonry is here to help. We have the experience and expertise to get it right the first time. Questions? Want to visit some of our residential or commercial projects? Ready to set up a consultation? Feel free to give us a call at 410-683-0650 or visit us online. We are happy to serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and to keep up with our new and exciting projects, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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