Brick masonry has long been known to be a durable, low-maintenance building material. In order to stand the test of time, brick construction must be built with structural integrity in mind. The skilled craftsmen at Benchmark Masonry collaborate with architects and general contractors to ensure that every project is both beautiful and structurally sound. We use a wide range of bricks and mortars to best meet the needs of any project.
This synthetic product is made of a concrete mix that is molded and colored to mimic the color and texture of natural stone. Lightweight aggregates are used to create the look of stone, providing structural stability and ease of installation to projects where additional foundations and other internal support structures are not feasible. Manufactured stone offers a cost-saving alternative to traditional stone and brick. Benchmark Masonry can help you decide if manufactured stone is a good choice for your project.
Stone veneers are thin layers of natural stone blocks affixed to concrete or other building materials. When properly installed, stone veneers provide the look of stone without the added weight of full stone blocks, at a comparatively lower price.
Full stone veneer is a time-tested installation used to construct beautiful, durable buildings for centuries. Due to the weight of full stone veneer, this installation requires a foundational footing in which thickness, weight, and size have been carefully designed and calculated by an architect. This means that proper footing or shelf needs to be present, or special strengthening of the floor must be completed prior to stone construction.
CMU, or architectural blocks, are made of natural aggregates and are manufactured in a variety of sizes depending on the needs of your project. These versatile and affordable products are some of the most common materials used in masonry construction. At Benchmark Masonry, we are skilled in the installation of smooth face, ground face, split-face, and Korfil Hi-R Units.