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An Education in Architectural Cast Stone

Architectural cast stone is a quality masonry product simulating natural stone. By Jan Boyer If it looks like stone and is a manufactured concrete product, then it must be cast stone, right? No, not true. The product could be cast stone or one of a number of other products, including adhered manufactured stone masonry veneer [...]

Benefits of building with clay bricks

Brick: It’s what gives your home a timeless, good look. FInd here all the great benefits of building with clay bricks. Clay brick will give your new home authentic, timeless beauty from the moment the brick is laid. Everyone who’s ever pulled up to a stately brick home understands its immediate curb appeal. It’s little wonder, [...]

6 Solid Reasons to Choose Brick

Masonry is the way to go, but can you argue that point easily? The Brick Industry Association lays out six ironclad reasons for choosing brick.

Fire Safety Through Brick

The brick: It wraps itself around your most prized possessions – unless, of course, you live in a house clad with lesser materials. And those prized possessions? You and your loved ones who dwell inside those four walls. It just makes sense to protect them with the exceptional fire resistance and durability of brick and […]

Determining a Unit Price for Masonry

Most masons will likely need to figure real costs for work to be done. Here’s how to determine a unit price for masonry. Being a mason contractor requires many skills. You have to estimate projects, maintain equipment, provide material and labor, and collect your money. Estimating, for some masons, has become easy. When a project […]

World of Concrete 2017: A Smashing Success

Tens of thousands embarked on Las Vegas as concrete and masonry stole the World of Concrete 2017 show. Crowded aisles and packed outdoor lots: The World of Concrete/World of Masonry 2017  show was held in Las Vegas in January, and it did not disappoint. From the latest technologies and scientific advancements in materials to the toughest […]

Brickmatching Basics

Old brick is something to treasure, but matching it for an expansion or repair may seem a daunting task. With these helpful brickmatching basics, you can match older brick successfully. By Don Foster The goal when repairing or expanding a masonry structure is to have it look just like the pre-existing masonry. That means matching size, […]

Case Study: Southlake DPS North Training Center

The DPS North Training Center in Southlake, Texas, is an opulent masonry structure that helps continue the town’s mission of reducing crime and increasing public safety. In 1997, the City of Southlake, Texas, established the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) as a resource for reducing crime, increasing public safety and improving quality of life […]

Building a Custom Memorial Site in Record Time

Building a custom memorial site  in record time to honoring the memory of a fallen Florida officer. Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine had been with the Orange County, Fla., sheriff’s office for two years when he responded to a call of multi-car break-ins on Feb. 10, 2014. Officer Pine was shot and killed by the suspected […]

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