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.