Masonry is the art of laying down various masonry units, i.e., bricks, stone, block, gobian, etc., with mortar to structure a building or a wall. The masonry buildings are highly durable. The external forces of nature do not have any adverse effect on the structure. Hence, it is one of the oldest methods of landscape construction.
AB Masonry & Landscape uses the following types of masonry in its landscape construction.
1. Brick Masonry
Brick masonry is one of the popular and traditional methods of masonry used in landscape construction. It is a highly reliable and aesthetically-pleasing type of masonry. This type of masonry is typically used to provide a warm character to the building. Or, it neutralizes the cool colors attributed to modern architecture. You must consider brick masonry for the vintage look and feel of the landscape.
2. Veneer Masonry
One of the favorable choices for home building and remodeling is Veneer Masonry. Veneer masonry is an effective way to transform the look of the landscape. It provides a better thrift as well as gives vast insulation. Additionally, this method is applied to the traditional wood frame pattern or placed on cemented walls.
3. Stone Masonry
Stone Masonry is used widely because of its numerous benefits, such as strength, durability, and weather resistance. Various stone choices like sandstone, limestone, flagstone, and granite are used to give a very organic look to the wall. You can choose a dressed stone that has a smooth finish. You can also opt for an undressed stone that offers a more rustic look to the wall.
4. Block Masonry
There are two types of block masonry, namely, solid block masonry and hollow block masonry. The solid block masonry is heavyweight. It takes less time to construct. It also provides stability to the structure. On the other hand, hollow block masonry is light in weight. It is generally used in residential buildings, churches, schools, and other public buildings.
5. Composite Masonry
Composite Masonry is the construction of a landscape with two or more masonry units. It is economically significant. The composite masonry also improves the appearance and durability of the structure. Moreover, it helps in the optimum utilization of the available resources. The only disadvantage of composite masonry is that the fabrication process is labor-intensive and complicated.
Masonry is still one of the most permanent and durable forms of construction. These are some of the types of masonry used in landscape construction.