Masonry has been the choice for residences because of its strength and durability.
Another reason for using masonry is that many builders are turning to environmentally responsible (earth-friendly) building methods, and masonry products play a large role in “green build” or earth-friendly concepts.
Building with masonry offers a number of benefits for the homeowner including protection, low maintenance living, savings and value.
Fire Resistant – Non-combustible materials
Weather Resistant – Exterior Walls that will hold up to heavy storms, U.V. degradation, blistering heat, and sub-zero temperatures.
Termite Resistant – Exterior walls made of masonry means there’s no wood to eat!
Protection from Rotting, Mold & Fungus – With no exterior wood on the walls, there is nothing to rot and masonry plays a large role in significantly reducing or eliminating the build-up of fungus and mildew between interior and exterior walls. Such problems have been known to contribute to health aliments including chronic fatigue, asthma and throat infections. Clearly, masonry homes are healthier for its inhabitants. Masonry homes are also nearly air-tight, making them allergy resistant as well.