The importance of concrete masonry cannot be overstated. It has been used for centuries to construct buildings and other structures worldwide, and it continues to be an integral part of many structures today because of its durability and affordability. Concrete countertops are also gaining popularity due to their low-cost and durable nature.
The concrete masonry industry has been growing steadily in recent years. The concrete block market is expected to continue growing at a 5.79% CAGR until 2027 when it is expected to be valued at $2 trillion dollars+. Concrete blocks are a top-rated product because they can be used for any construction project, from new building foundations to retaining walls. They are also low-maintenance and can be used for exterior or interior walls.
The concrete masonry industry has also been evolving, and we have been witnessing new trends and different styles such as Stone Masonry, Gabion Masonry, Veneer Masonry, Reinforced Masonry, and more. Below is a brief description of each.
Stone is the most robust construction material used to build buildings, bridges, and other structures. Stone masonry is among the oldest construction methods in history. Rain, wind, and ice have little impact on stone masonry construction. It also provides a timeless look to the buildings and structures it is used for.
Gabions are generally zinc-protected steel baskets that are filled with concrete. The concrete is poured inside the basket, and then it is upturned to set. Gabions can be used for retaining walls as well to prevent erosion of soil from high-water flows.
Gabions are resistant to frost and corrosion. We can also use them to control debris flow in emergencies, such as a hurricane or typhoon. The baskets are generally filled with concrete by hand though they can be placed mechanically using forklifts if necessary.
Veneer masonry is becoming very popular in home construction these days. It is a veneer-like wall covering made of natural stone, brick, or other materials that can be used to create an attractive facade and make your house stand out from the crowd.
Veneer masonry is very durable and lasts for decades with proper care. It is easy to clean and requires very little maintenance. It provides a lot of character for your house; the quality is such that even vinyl siding or wood treatment can’t replicate it. You don’t have to worry about veneers deteriorating in the rain like paint. Furthermore, veneer masonry is environmentally friendly because veneers are recycled materials.
Reinforced masonry is a type of reinforced concrete that uses steel bars or wire mesh to strengthen the surface and interior surfaces. This makes reinforced masonry stronger than unreinforced concrete, which can lead to long-term durability.
At Advanced Paving and Masonry, we want to help make your life easier. This is why we offer free estimates on all of our services, including concrete masonry services. To get an estimate for any of our services in Malvern, contact us today. One of our trained professionals will contact you in order to understand your needs and then send you a cost-effective quotation. Our team is also happy to answer any questions you may have about concrete construction.