BRICK MASONS, BLOCK MASONS, STONE MASON BRICK BLOCK
LAYERS MASONRY REPAIR FOUNDATIONS WALLS
Stone Design Stone-Brick Masons-Fireplaces-walls-Veneer
Stonemasons often work from a set of drawings, in which each stone has been
numbered for identification. Helpers may locate and carry these pre numbered
stones to the masons. A derrick operator using a hoist may be needed to lift
large stone pieces into place. When building a stone wall, masons set the first
course of stones into a shallow bed of mortar. They then align the stones with
wedges, plumb lines, and levels, and work them into position with a hard rubber
mallet. Masons continue to build the wall by alternating layers of mortar and
courses of stone.
Brick masons and Stonemasons
When setting stone floors, which often consist of large and
heavy pieces of stone, masons first use a trowel to spread a
layer of damp mortar over the surface to be covered. Using
crowbars and hard rubber mallets for aligning and leveling, they
then set the stone in the mortar bed. To finish, workers fill
the joints and clean the stone slabs. Masons use a special
hammer and chisel to cut stone. They cut stone along the grain
to make various shapes and sizes, and valuable pieces often are
cut with a saw that has a diamond blade. Some masons specialize
in setting marble, which, in many respects, is similar to
setting large pieces of stone.
Veneer –thin stone commonly used for facing
block foundations, shows mortar, available for most applications
where block has already been laid. This type of stonework is one
of the most common stone applications.
Building Stone- Thick stone, 6 inches and
thicker, shows mortar. This stone application is used primarily
in retaining walls, fireplaces, chimneys, columns, and exteriors
Dry Stack-All size stone cut to match, does not
show mortar. A labor intensive process, dry stack is used in
higher end projects. Perfect for Residential and Commercial
applications. Dry Stack looks great on retaining walls,
fireplaces, columns, exteriors of homes, chimneys, mailboxes,
subdivision signs, and more.
Custom Dry Stack-A variation of the dry stack
technique utilizing different sizes and types of stone. Unique
patterns and a truly one of a kind appearance are trademarks of
this style of stonework. Great for foundations, columns,
fireplaces, mailboxes, gated entrances and more.
Patio/Walkway- Flat surfaces easy to walk on,
ideal for transitions from driveway to front door or to a main
entrance. Also, its a great application for entertaining areas.
As the work progresses, masons
remove the wedges, fill the joints between stones, and use a
pointed metal tool, called a tuck pointer, to smooth the mortar
to an attractive finish.
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