Durable masonry requires bricks and blocks where uniformly shaped units are laid in a bed of mortar, which also serves as the binding material. These components are usually weight bearing with good compressive strength and are manufactured using stone, tile, concrete, glass and stucco.
Masonry is used in a variety of applications including structural walls, buildings and retaining walls. For industrialised applications, concrete blocks and bricks are common and they’re either veneer or weight bearing.
- Pattern in which each brick or block is assembled
- Quality of materials used
- Quality of the mortar
- Quality of the workmanship