Huntington Beach Stone Masonry
Stone masonry is one of the basic parts of any constructional structure. Be it building foundations, pillars, walls beams, lintels, domes, cladding works, roofs and coverings, or be it building dams and other paving jobs, everything has to start with stone masonry.
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Being a basic form of the structure of your building, it needs to be done very accurately to get a satisfactory end result. Huntington Beach Concrete Pros are having years of experience in undertaking all kinds of stone masonry work in Huntington Beach.
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A rock, when removed from its natural site and dressed or cut for use in building purposes is called a “Stone.” Stone masonry is the art of using these dressed stones and mortar to create predetermined constructional structures. Granite, laterite, sandstone, limestone, and marble are the most commonly used stone for stone masonry. Mortar formed of limestone, sand mixed with water is the binding material used.
General Principles to Follow in Stone Masonry
Following are the principles that we always follow to get better results:
- The stones used must be hard and durable
- Proper dressing must be done before using any stone
- The pressure must be always vertical on the stone
- Dumb-bell shaped stones must be avoided
- Construction work must be uniformly distributed
- The quality of mortar should be of good quality
- Work must be properly and regularly cured with water
- Avoid using broken and chipped stones
- Stones must be wetted well before use
Following the above simple things will ensure that the quality of the stone masonry done on your structure is well done.
Types of Stone Masonry
The two types of stone masonry include the following.
- Rubble Masonry
- Ashlar Masonry
In this type, the stones used are roughly dressed or not dressed at all. As a result, the thickness of the construction is not uniform. The strength of this masonry entirely depends upon the mortar quality, length of the stones, and filling of mortar in between the stones. Rubble masonry is subdivided into the following:
- Coursed and uncoursed rubble masonry
- Dry and Polygonal rubble masonry
- Flint masonry
Stones used in this type of stone masonry are properly dressed and of uniform size. This is the reason the structure looks very uniform and accurate. The various types of Ashlar masonry include:
- Ashlar Fine Masonry
- Ashlar Rough Tooled Masonry
- Ashlar Block in Course
- Ashlar Chamfered Masonry
- Rock or Quarry Faced Masonry
It is always better to have some firsthand knowledge about things we want to get done. Above was a brief about stone masonry. Hope that by now you have got a rough idea about what stone masonry is and what are its various types.
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