Masonry units increase the thermal mass of a building. Masonry buildings have a longer lifespan than any other type of construction. The use of masonry in construction improves its resale value. Masonry does not rot and insects such as ants and termites cannot destroy its structure.
The load-bearing masonry system is truly versatile and economical. In masonry it is easy to build an arch, a circle or change the direction of the walls. Masonry provides the homeowner and designer with unmatched value and flexibility at a reasonable cost. Masonry serves several purposes in construction and home improvement projects, as it combines functionality with aesthetics to create structures that stand the test of time.
The primary objectives of masonry include structural stability, durability, insulation, and visual appeal.