An Ancient Art
For thousands of years, people have been using masonry to construct buildings, monuments, bridges, and any other structure that needs to meet the demands of time. Some of the “wonders of the world” that still stand were built by the simple and sturdy method of binding bricks or stones together.
Advantages of Masonry
Masonry has numerous advantages over other methods of construction. For one, masonry holds up very well against strong winds and projectiles from hurricanes or tornadoes. Masonry is also highly heat resistant and provides excellent protection against fires. Finally, masonry is built to last. Unreinforced masonry structures built in compression can last for 500 years or more. While most people aren’t concerned about their mailbox or fireplace lasting until the 26th century, the longevity of masonry is reflected in its sturdy appearance, a characteristic often valued by homeowners.