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.
Masonry walls are strong enough to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes. They also have excellent insulation properties. They can withstand damage caused by fire, termites, and moisture. If you want your home and attractive patio to last generations, masonry construction is the way to go.
The use of a masonry system means that construction can begin immediately and continue without delay because no workshop plans are needed. Masonry construction avoids waiting for manufacturing and the problems associated with building up manufacturing tolerances. From the community's point of view, the economy of using construction with masonry systems is important because local labor and local masonry materials are used.