Masonry Materials

Bricks. Bricks are the most common masonry material and are available in a wide variety of colors and types. Brick color varies due to changes in processes, raw materials (such as clay), and kiln temperature. Over time, even bricks made by the same brickyard and bearing the same name do not match exactly. This discoloration makes it difficult to match bricks used in new construction to those used in old construction. The results and cost of matching bricks vary greatly with the effort spent. Some Atlanta masonry contractors go to the nearest home improvement store and buy whatever is most convenient. Service-oriented companies visit a large number of brickyards and stock a wide variety of bricks to assure the best match.

Mortar. Mortar is the glue that holds brick, block and stone together. Different mortar types, made from different ingredient mixtures, are used for different applications. Depending on the ingredients, mortar color can also vary dramatically. The color used can have a noticeable impact on the finished project, so selecting the right color is critical. Skilled Atlanta repair masons should custom blend the mortar color to closely match the existing mortar.

Based on Home Reports'™ research, these Atlanta brick and stone masons have been identified as skilled and reliable contractors.