Vocab 101

New to construction or simply need a quick refresher? Below are a few key terms to get you started
Brick Masonry

Brick Masonry

the laying of bricks on top of one another so that, with the use of mortar, they can be combined to form walls, fences, and other structures. Common material for planter walls, siding.

Decorative Aggregate

Decorative Aggregate

pieces of crushed stone, gravel, or other material that are loosely compacted for building and construction work

Concrete

Concrete

a heavy, rough building material made from a mixture of broken stone or gravel, sand, cement, and water, that can be spread or poured into molds and that forms a mass resembling stone on hardening

Ledger Stone

Ledger Stone

A type of stone used in exterior construction projects due to their durability

Pavers

Pavers

flat pieces of stone, brick, or concrete, usually square in shape, that are put on the ground, for example, to make a path

Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete

a type of "decorative concrete" where poured concrete is stamped with a mold of a specific shape and design. Molds typically resemble brick, stone, tile, wood, or slate. Construction method popular for exterior projects such as patios sidewalks, driveways and pool decks. Stamped concrete is less expensive than using authentic materials like brick, stone, or slate.

Stone Masonry

Stone Masonry

the shaping of stones into even shapes that can then, with the use of mortar, be combined to form walls, fences, and other structures. Common material siding, walkways.

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Stone Masonry

the shaping of stones into even shapes that can then, with the use of mortar, be combined to form walls, fences, and other structures. Common material siding, walkways.