If you are thinking of installing a masonry project in your home, whether it’s a wall or other structure, you should know there are different types of masonry to choose from.

The Different Types of Masonry

Rubble Masonry

This type of masonry does not use dressed stones, and can be random, square, or miscellaneous in size. It is difficult to be certain that the weight is evenly distributed from rubble masonry, and the work takes great care. There’s also dry rubble masonry, which doesn’t use mortar. These structures are not meant to be load bearing.

Ashlar Masonry

This is the type of masonry we are used to, with bricks or rocks that are square or rectangular. The edges are finely chiseled so they are perfectly straight and fit together in even vertical and horizontal lines.

Brick Masonry

Brick is the most commonly used masonry material. They are known for being long-lasting, resilient, and having a classic style that has stood the test of time. Bricks can be found in a wide range of textures and colors.

Stone Masonry

Stone masonry can be treated or unembellished. When raw stone masonry is laid, the pattern is less neat and irregular, but it creates an authentic and natural appearance. When dressed stone is laid, it resembles a pattern and comes in a variety of sizes.

Concrete Blocks

These are significantly larger than stone and brick. As a result, they require less time to lay and are more suitable for various construction locations. They are also less expensive, which is why many public buildings and factories use concrete blocks for masonry work.

At A Step in Time Maryland, LLC, we can build your masonry project to your specifications, whether it’s rubble masonry or ashlar masonry. Our technicians are experts at understanding the structures and supports needed in your home masonry job, and we will be sure to satisfy your aesthetic as well as your practical needs. Contact A Step in Time Maryland, LLC for your masonry job today.