Masonry is used to indicate the art of building a structure in either stones or bricks. The masonry wall is built of individual blocks of materials such as stones, bricks, concrete, hollow blocks, cellular concrete and laterite, usually in horizontal courses cemented together with some form of mortar. The binding strength of mortar is usually disregarded as far as the strength of the wall is concerned.
Masonry can be classified into the following categories:
- Stone masonry
- Brick masonry
- Hollow block concrete masonry
- Reinforced masonry
- Composite masonry
Comparison Between Brick and Stone Masonry
|Description||Stone masonry||Brick masonry|
|1. Uses||Construction of piers, dams, docks, marine structures, residential ...|
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