Masonry Services

Masonry

Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone; concrete block, glass block, stucco, and tile. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction. However, the materials used, the quality of the mortar and workmanship, and the pattern in which the units are assembled can significantly affect the durability of the overall masonry construction.

Masonry units, such as brick, tile, stone, glass brick or concrete block generally conform to the requirements specified in the 2003 International Building Code (IBC) Section 2103.

Some of the advantages to masonry are:

  • The use of materials such as brick and stone can increase the thermal mass of a building.
  • Brick typically will not require painting and so can provide a structure with reduced life-cycle costs.
  • Masonry is very heat resistant and thus provides good fire protection.
  • Masonry walls are more resistant to projectiles, such as debris from hurricanes tornadoes.
  • Masonry structures built in compression preferably with lime mortar can have a useful life of more than 500 years as compared to 30 to 100 for structures of steel or reinforced concrete.

Chicago Masonry Construction provides all types of masonry services, including the ones listed below.

New masonry

  • Block Masonry
  • Brick Masonry
  • Cut Limestone Masonry
  • Glass Block
  • Natural Stone Masonry
  • Synthetic Stone
  • Waterproofing

Masonry alteration

  • Demolition
  • Interior Partition Walls
  • Masonry Infilling
  • Masonry Openings

Masonry restoration

  • Chemical Cleaning
  • Chimney Rebuilding
  • Lintel Replacement
  • Sandblasting
  • Terra Cotta Repairs
  • Tuckpointing

Chicago Masonry Construction Inc. | 841 North Addison, Elmhurst, IL 60126 | (ph) 630_.834.0910 | (f) 630_.834.0911