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As you plan the design for your masonry project, it’s a good idea to do a little bit of research on different types of materials. You may ask yourself questions like am I going for a natural look? Do I want a staggered or symmetrical formation? Fortunately, there are a variety of resources that can be used for your outdoor development, while still appealing to your style and budget. If you’re curious about which masonry materials are right for you, keep on reading!

Brick Masonry

Bricks are a common material that are used for both residential and commercial projects. The material itself is made to be long lasting and durable, which is why many builders choose bricks for masonry purposes. They come in a variety of styles too, ranging from traditional to modern colors and textures. Bricks are typically placed in a staggered form, making them sturdy and giving the structure added strength to withstand the elements.

Stone Masonry

When it comes to stone masonry, there are stones that are considered dressed and undressed. Dressed stone is going to come in more sizes and patterns. Undressed stone, also known as rough stone, is laid as ‘rubble masonry,’ which provides a less clean look, and includes putting a wall together without a regular pattern. Instead, undressed stone provides a more authentic or natural appearance.

Concrete Blocks

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Larger than an average brick, concrete blocks are a standard material for construction. This material offers durability for projects like walls and chimneys. It often takes less time to lay them out and tend to be more affordable. Concrete masonry units come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and specialty forms making them a versatile building material.


Need help planning your masonry project? The team at House Doctors Handyman of Hardin County is here to help! We want to be part of your home improvement ventures, so go ahead and give us a quick call. You can also visit our website for more information on our professional services. We look forward to working with you soon!