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What is Masonry?

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What is Masonry?


A lot of people don’t know what masonry is and/or how to go about finding a reputable and quality driven masonry contractor in the Atlanta and north Atlanta area. Within this hardscape blog we will explain just a few of the many facets to masonry and what it is comprised of. We have been using fantastic trade of masonry to enhance Atlanta, North Atlanta, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Marietta and many other locations for 30+ years! We even travel out of state (depending on the size of the project). ARNOLD Masonry and Landscape is comprised of Master Masons for your hardscape and have perfected the craft of masonry. When you choose ARNOLD Masonry for your next project you will have ease of mind knowing from our history and portfolio of thousands of Atlanta and north Atlanta masonry hardscape projects you are in good hands.

Really….what is Masonry?

                The true definition of Masonry is the construction of a structure from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar. There are many types of masonry materials but the most common are; brick, stone, and tile. Masonry is a very durable form of construction. However, depending on the materials, quality of the mortar and workmanship, this can affect the durability of the overall beauty of any form of masonry construction. So remember choosing ARNOLD Masonry as your Atlanta based masonry contractor will make the process of your custom masonry project smooth and painless. Go ahead and look through our gallery and see a sampling of roughly 400 photos showing just some of our many projects over the past 30 plus years. Our most sought-out masonry creations are; Stone and Brick Patios, Outdoor Fireplaces, Outdoor Kitchens, Stairs, and Retaining Walls. Masonry, as long as it is maintained, will last more than a lifetime! If you live in an older city/town the older homes are usually made out of completely masonry! Here are some advantages of having masonry in or around your home;

  • Using material such as brick or stone can protect the building from a fire as well as help with insulation.
  • Most types of masonry, typically, won’t require painting and can provide a structure with reduced costs through its life!
  • Masonry walls are more resistant to projectiles! So you will be safer during hurricanes or tornadoes!
  • On average masonry structures built with lime mortar can last more than 500 years! When structures made of steel or reinforced concrete on average last 30 to 100 years!

Seeking an Atlanta Based Masonry Contractor?

                So now you know some of the basics to masonry. Was it as you expected? If not we are glad we were able to help. There is such an amazing history to masonry as well as gorgeous masonry creations around the globe still standing after thousands of years. As far as projects for your own home? Take a look at our gallery or sites like Houzz which can inspire you and give you all types of ideas.  ARNOLD Masonry is here to help you through EVERY step of your masonry project . Please look around our website and see why we are one of the best masonry contractors in Atlanta, Georgia! We hope to show you our professionalism and why we have been in business for 30+ years.

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