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What a Skilled Masonry Contractor Can Do For You

Whether you're interested in installing a stone wall around your property or erecting a building that is

truly unique, a skilled masonry contractor can provide you with architecture that combines beauty,

strength, and practicality. If you're still unsure whether stonework is for you, here are some key benefits

of choosing this time-honored construction technique for your home or business.

Masonry-the building of structures from individual units of stone laid in by mortar-is a popular choice for

walls, retaining walls, and buildings themselves. The wide selection of sizes, colors, and textures makes

for a high degree of design flexibility, allowing your building to stand apart from the rest.

For thousands of years, the use of stone and brick in architecture has embodied resilience and strength.

One standout benefit of stone buildings is their non-combustible nature: stone walls perform

exceptionally well under fire conditions because they cannot burn or bend. Some insurance companies

offer more affordable insurance policy premiums to property owners with stonework because of this


Stone structures are also known for their mold resistance. In addition, stone walls are extremely

resistant to sound transmission. This quality allows property owners to cut down on noise pollution and

foster serene, quiet spaces.

Masonry is an extremely energy-efficient building technique, as it increases the thermal mass of a space.

Because stone walls are virtually infiltration-free, they keep spaces cool in the summer and warm in the

winter. With heating and cooling costs perpetually on the rise, this aspect puts home or business owners

with stone structures at a serious advantage. The manufacture of stone materials requires lower energy

consumption than other construction methods, leading to very little impact on the environment.

As a general rule, stone walls are sturdier than other structures, making them more resistant to

projectiles in severe weather. And unlike other materials, masonry does not rot, warp, dent, or rust, so

there is little ongoing maintenance to be expected.

A load bearing stone system offers a distinct economic advantage over other construction methods,

because the stone structure is also the enclosing wall. That does away with the need for a frame or any

other materials. The sheer versatility of masonry work also contributes to its economy, as it is easy to

change wall directions or build different shapes, such as arches and circles. Contrary to popular belief,

stonework actually moves quite quickly because of its simplicity. A masonry contractor can generally

begin construction the very next day after establishing a contract, and workers and materials are usually

available locally.

When it comes to both functionality and aesthetic appeal, this revered, traditional form of construction

leaves nothing to be desired, and a qualified masonry contractor can ensure that your project meets all

your expectations. Stone's adaptability, resilience, low maintenance, and affordability make it a great

choice for commercial and residential structures alike. To learn more about stonework in all its forms,

please feel free to take the time to explore this website further.

Contact: Bobby Schlaefer 328 Orange Road Montclair, NJ 07042 Office/Shop 973-632-4300

Website- http://schlaefermasonry.com/

E-mail: [email protected]