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3 Types of Masonry for Commercial Buildings

delprete masonry types of masonry for commercial buildings

Explore the three popular types of masonry available for your commercial building.

Commercial buildings come in all shapes and sizes and can be built with numerous materials. If you are still trying to determine the best material for your commercial building, consider masonry. Brick, concrete, and stone can all provide unique aesthetic and practical benefits. Which of these types of masonry is best for your new construction project? Consider the advantages of each and then plan your best masonry project with DelPrete Masonry. 

Brick: A Popular Option for Mid-Sized Businesses

Brick is visually appealing, with a warm, rustic color and clean, straight mortar lines. Fortunately, brick is not just attractive but is robust enough to last for a long time. This is why many small and mid-sized businesses opt for brick buildings. Brick can easily create a professional look without busting your budget. However, larger buildings may find that building their large structure out of brick is not economical. Materials that can be constructed in large slabs may be better for those buildings. 

Concrete: For Strong Exteriors and Large Buildings 

When commercial buildings span thousands of square feet, many businesses choose to build with concrete. This material can be poured into any size or shape, which makes it adaptable to your building’s needs. Additionally, concrete is one of the most affordable types of masonry and is resilient against weather and physical damage. 

You can make concrete stronger with metal support inside the blocks or slabs. Some types of concrete can be colored to create a specific design, but the standard gray colors can still contribute an air of professionalism to your building. 

Stone: When Building Aesthetics Matter

Stone can often be used in the same applications as brick. The primary differences are price and aesthetic. While bricks are uniform in shape and texture, stone can come in unique shapes and pieces that create an appealing layer of texture. However, you can also use uniform stone blocks to create a more standard building design. 

After considering these appealing types of masonry, it’s time to start building your commercial property. You can never go wrong with the durable and professional look of masonry


Whether you are ready to start your next masonry project or are still hesitant and have questions, DelPrete 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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