Why masonry important to the construction of a structure?

Masonry construction offers many advantages over other types. The masonry is durable, strong, fire-resistant and soundproofed. You can also use masonry walls to create beautiful and unique buildings. The masonry is durable, reliable and durable.

Bricks can last 100 years or more with proper maintenance. If a brick structure starts to crumble, it's usually because the mortar is worn out. The bricks or blocks remain intact and the mortar can be replaced without breaking it. The use of a masonry system means that construction can begin immediately and continue without delay, as there is no need to make workshop plans.

Masonry construction avoids waiting for manufacturing and the problems associated with building up manufacturing tolerances. Stone and clay remained the main masonry materials during the Middle Ages and later. A significant breakthrough in masonry construction in ancient times was the invention of concrete by the Romans. Although well-cut stone masonry blocks could be erected without using mortar, the Romans recognized the value of cement, which they made from pozzolanic tuff, a volcanic ash.

Mixed with water, lime and stone fragments, the cement expanded to become concrete. The walls of this concrete, lined with various stone or fired clay materials, were cheaper and faster to erect than walls made of stone blocks. From the community's point of view, the economics of using masonry systems are important because local labor and local masonry materials are used.

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