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4 Masonry Myths You Should Know

4 Masonry Myths You Should Know

We want to share some vital information while debunking masonry myths regarding masonry in a landscape project. Read on to learn more!

Understanding the best ways to use brick, block, gravel, and stone for a landscape project can be confusing. Fortunately, you can trust Lanham Construction. For over fifty years, we’ve been providing outstanding service regarding masonry work. Contractors and project managers should have more than enough experience before starting masonry work on outdoor projects. We want to share some vital information while debunking masonry myths regarding masonry in a landscape project

You Don’t Have to do any Prep Work for Gravel.

Knowing how to prepare the ground is critical if considering gravel walkways or stream beds. A contractor needs to lay out the border. Otherwise, the path or stream will meander. 

Then, a contractor should dig the area to be about 2 to 3 inches deep. Next, the border, consisting of stones or masonry, needs a fitting. The next necessity is a landscape fabric covering the area to stop weed growth. Then, a contractor must pour gravel into the area and distribute it evenly. 

In other cases, a masonry contractor can tamp down the ground to prepare it for gravel. Knowing how to prepare the ground for gravel makes a difference in a project being successful. 

Concrete Can Never Be More Durable 

High humidity and rain affect concrete. Therefore, keeping moisture is the best way to make concrete more durable. Increasing the concrete’s durability adds to its longevity. Concrete that isn’t highly permeable is the best option. 

You can waterproof concrete by adding a crystalline waterproofing admixture to increase its strength. Additionally, properly curing concrete allows it to harden and gain maximum power. The more durable concrete is, the more you can create a lasting structure or design element. 

Masonry is New 

Masonry has existed for thousands and thousands of years. Masonry ranks high in reliability and durability because it does not rot or decay when exposed to mold. 

Also, masonry is environmentally friendly while not burning, melting, twisting, or warping when exposed to fire. Masonry is responsible for many of the world’s most significant architectural designs. 

Masonry is Brick Facades 

Masonry comes in various shapes and sizes, including step stones in a garden setting, gravel pathways and stream beds to stone benches to aid in a tranquil garden setting. You can use masonry as a path or focal point. 

While brick is a material used in masonry, common masonry materials can also include some of the following:

  • Concrete 
  • Stone
  • Stucco
  • Sand
  • Adobe
  • Limestone 
  • Rebar
  • Plaster
  • Cement

Creating structures using masonry work can be complex, leading to a plethora of misinformation. Therefore, it’s always helpful for masonry myths to be debunked. Contact Lanham Construction whenever you need a reliable masonry contractor for your next residential or commercial project. 

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