The Top Six Benefits of Masonry

Masonry is known far and wide for being the preferred building choice across many different regions, but why?

Why do so many people count on masonry as their trusted technique?

Why are they so confident in masonry’s ability to yield the correct results? 

All fair questions– given that you rarely hear about the direct benefits of masonry. We all just assume professionals know these things, which unfortunately limits the spread of knowledge– leaving more than a few of us out of the loop. 

To make sure that you aren’t left out, those of us at Ray Arnold Masonry & General Contracting are going to give you the full rundown! That means six of the biggest benefits that you can expect from masonry all in one blog post. 

We’ll start with…

1. Strength

The strength of masonry buildings is undeniable. The structures can withstand years and years of weather and people– in addition to whatever else may be thrown at it. That’s more than pretty impressive if you ask me. 

And I know that it’s a big thing to say, but if you’re harboring any doubt regarding that statement, I encourage you to look around the old homes in your neighborhood! I can guarantee you that there are several masonry buildings amongst them, and I’m confident that those will be the oldest in the mix as well. 

So when you’re looking into building a home or any other structure, make sure you look towards masonry construction to ensure that whatever you create will last longer than one lifetime– your grandkids will definitely appreciate it.

2. Style

Okay, if I’m being honest, strength means little without style. After all, you don’t really want an ugly or boring house to last for years and years, right? That’s more akin to a bunker than an inviting home. I’m sure you’d rather have a fantastic, beautiful home that draws in the eyes of everyone instead. 

Luckily, masonry is an excellent choice for a timeless style that you’ll never get tired of enjoying. The variety of classic looks that it can provide always shines among the standard, cookie-cutter homes of modern times.

3. Versatility

Masonry is commonly assumed to have one classic style and little else, just a simple brick home. But that’s not the case, as people are regularly discovering new building techniques to make their buildings stand out from the crowd. 

That being the case, you have a long variety of styles to choose from! All you have to do is get looking! 

But aside from the variety of home styles, masonry can also be applied to all areas of your property! Are you interested in a retaining wall? Great. What about a stone path leading your guests to a fire pit? Perfect. Masonry has you covered on all counts. 

4. Protection for your loved ones

I mentioned, “in addition to whatever else may be thrown at it” when talking about the strength of masonry construction. Well, it’s time to talk about the “whatever else” part. When I said that, I was referring to the constant waves of bugs, mold and fungus that every home has to deal with. 

Masonry homes do an outstanding job of keeping all of those things at bay with their thick walls. It creates a solid barrier between you, your loved ones and those problems. All in all that’ll allow you to rest a good deal easier at night. 

5. Almost no maintenance

It’s partially implied by the strength and longevity of masonry homes, but I think it’s so good that it deserves its own point because if there’s one thing that we all get sick of, it’s maintenance. And finally being freed of that burden can save you time, but it’ll also save you a lot of money in the long run. 

There’s no more calling in a repairman or trying to find the easiest DIY method to solve an issue. Instead, you can save your time and energy and spend both with your loved ones. 

6. Great value

Masonry homes will always carry their value into each new year– that’s not surprising given all the benefits that I mentioned above. But what it means for you is that if you ever decide that you’re due for a change, you can reliably pass on your home to another family while bankrolling your new adventure. 

If you’re looking for a strong construction method that will retain its value and keep your loved ones sheltered for a long time, then look no further. Plus, you don’t have to look far for the best team of builders to help you because they’re all at Ray Arnold Masonry and ready to get to work. 

Contact Ray Arnold Masonry today for all your masonry needs when you’re ready to start.