Atlanta Masonry Contractors
Are you planning a masonry home renovation or commercial development that includes masonry work such as indoor or outdoor brick or stone veneer, or a masonry outdoor kitchen or fireplace? Brick and stone masonry by professional Atlanta masonry contractors give you that beautiful, natural look that requires minimal maintenance and never grows old.
For millennia, craftsman, architects, and engineers have used masonry stone and brick to memorialize historical events, establish civic and religious monuments, and create commercial and residential structures that represent stability and grace. With new products and technologies, building exteriors can now feature a traditional masonry look, without sacrificing energy efficiency, sustainability, or open, expansive exteriors.
Our skilled masons have extensive experience building outdoor living areas, outdoor kitchens, masonry fireplaces, flagstone patios and walkways, retaining walls, and much more! The term masonry refers to individual units that are placed in a mortar bed, including brick, building stone (e.g. marble, granite, and limestone), cast stone, and concrete block. Veneer is a non-loadbearing facing of brick, stone, or other masonry material firmly secured to a wall or backing.
Are you building a new home with a brick or stone exterior, or interior masonry walls or fireplace? Contact Atlanta masonry contractors Greenlawn Georgia for a site visit and quote, today, at (770) 375-9640 or via the contact form.
New Outdoor Kitchen Building
Constructing a new outdoor kitchen area with a roof offers the most permanent solution and affords the perfect opportunity to design a structure that complements the existing home. It can be attached or freestanding, and must include details for plumbing, electrical and ventilation.
An outdoor kitchen pavilion or large gazebo are typically designed to be detached from the residence, often partially enclosed, screened in, or not. A new detached outdoor structure becomes a central focal point for the backyard landscape and offers a real sense of getting “away from it all” for the busy homeowner.
Whether you are a home builder, business property owner or a homeowner, when it comes to masonry construction – it’s time to call in the professionals. Many hardscaping and landscaping projects can be tackled and conquered by knowledge, hard work and determination; however, we recommend you engage the professionals at Atlanta masonry contractor Greenlawn Georgia to handle your masonry home renovation or commercial development project!
An attractively designed fireplace is often the dominant focal point for the outdoor kitchen and outdoor living area. And, a masonry cooking island in the outdoor kitchen has become popular. Ideal for an outdoor living area is a grill built into a stone or brick grill island, carefully planned to create a functional kitchen triangle that makes working in the outdoor kitchen convenient.
Contact Atlanta Masonry Contractor Greenlawn Georgia for a site visit and quote, today, by calling (770) 375-9640 or by visiting our contact page.
Concrete Foundation Systems
Cut & Cast Stone
Flagstone Patios & Walkways
Indoor Living Areas
Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
Outdoor Living Spaces
Retaining Walls / CMU Construction
Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
Are you in the early design phase of a new outdoor kitchen where friends and family can gather to enjoy good food in the great outdoors? A daunting task – the dining, cooking and lounging possibilities are endless for the outdoor kitchen designer.
An outdoor kitchen includes at least one cooking appliance, a food preparation surface, storage, a sink with running water, and refrigeration for beverages and foods.
The grill is most often the focal point of the outdoor kitchen. While selecting the right flooring, roof and wall materials, and just the right grill and other appliances may be formidable – the goal is to enjoy the process, and the final result!
The initial planning phase often includes selecting the location of the kitchen, planning a layout that fits with overall site circulation, and selecting materials for flooring, walls or columns, and where covered – a roof.
Outdoor Kitchen Building Material Options
While there are many excellent wood and synthetic decking materials to choose from, masonry options are often your most durable, maintenance-free choices.
Masonry flooring options include brick, pavers such as Techo-Bloc, stone, tile, and concrete. Most tile, brick, and pavers can be installed over an existing or new concrete slab.
There are so many options to consider when selecting a wide array of items including wall and flooring materials, kitchen equipment, architectural lighting, home theatre and sound systems, decorative items, landscaping and more.
Contact us for a consultation regarding masonry hardscape materials for floors and walls that afford endless choices for attractive patterns, colors and textures for the discerning outdoor kitchen designer.
Natural Stone Veneer & Manufactured Stone Veneer
There are three main types of stone veneer: full bed stone veneer, natural thin stone veneer and faux stone (or manufactured stone veneer). Stone veneer offers many advantages including superior value, ease of maintenance, adaptability to flexible or curved surfaces, and durability.
Full bed building stone veneer and natural thin stone veneer, also known as stone siding or stone cladding, is a thin layer of cut stone or stone-like material that’s attached to a structure for weather resistance, durability, and beauty. Non-load bearing, the pieces are cut thin from real stone. The materials provide a natural look without the full weight of thick stone, providing a luxurious, timeless appearance. Natural stone veneers are available in a wide range of colors and hues organically produced during 6000 years of geological processes.
Faux stone or manufactured stone veneer is a manufactured material used by Atlanta masonry contractors, that is designed to replicate the look of natural stone.
Building Stone / Full Bed Veneer
The building stone veneer is typically between three and five inches thick. It is the heaviest of all the stone options, requiring coordinated architectural details that include ledge footing and added reinforcement to support the material weight during and after construction. Our professional masons are skilled at hand-chipping each stone to install with optimal beauty and safety — producing a beautiful, resilient, and enduring structure.
Natural Thin Stone Veneer
Natural thin stone veneer ranges in thickness from a minimum of three quarter to one and a half inches. Thin stone veneer is thin cut stone designed to be affixed to surfaces by Atlanta masonry contractors to give the illusion of full bed stone construction. Thin stone veneer is a popular choice for adding stone to the exterior of residential or commercial buildings, on outdoor fireplaces and kitchens, or inside around fireplaces and accent walls.
Faux Stone or Manufactured Stone Veneer
Useful in a variety of exterior and interior architectural applications, manufactured stone veneer is designed to replicate the look of natural stone. It is composed of cement, natural minerals, and pigment. Similar in appearance to real stone, quality faux stone can be durable and attractive.
Flagstone Veneer: Thin Tennessee Stack is a veneer stone. This means that it is best used as a decorative covering over block masonry walls, fireplaces, chimneys, or columns.
Brick veneer (also known as thin brick or brick tile) is often selected by home builders, contractors, and building owners as the best material choice in a brick application where the weight of using full-size brick would inhibit its use. Used in non-load bearing applications, brick veneer is manufactured directly from full-size brick.
What are the advantages of brick veneer siding?
The choice of brick veneer is a smart investment as it requires minimal maintenance and resists harsh weather elements. If sustainability and energy efficiency are important to you, a brick veneer cavity wall assembly has excellent insulation capacity. Brick also withstands encroachment from natural environmental threats such as mold, insects, and decay.
Interior Residential & Commercial Design with Brick Veneer
Popularly used throughout residential and commercial buildings to add warmth, texture and character — it can be found on living area accent walls, fireplaces, and as backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms. Man mad brick veneer is lighter and thinner than real brick veneer, making it a reasonable option for interior projects like a brick backsplash. Brick veneer installed by Atlanta masonry contractors affords home and business building owners the opportunity to match the beauty, warmth, and dimension of exterior brick to interior spaces.
Exterior Residential & Commercial Design with Brick Veneer
Brick veneer is an exterior siding material installed on a residential or commercial building over wood, metal, or masonry such as concrete block CMU or poured concrete. It is the most common way bricks are used these days.
Brick veneer is installed on a 5” extension (brick lug) of the foundation wall. It is critical to include a vapor barrier and a 1” air gap between the brick veneer and the structural wall. The wall assembly includes plastic or metal flashing, and weep holes spaced approximately 32 inches on center.
Manufactured Thin Brick Veneer – Pros and Cons
In contrast to modern brickmaking which involves firing a mix of clay and shale with colorants to achieve a durable product, manufactured faux brick veneer is a cement-based product. Composed of lightweight materials, manufactured brick veneer is thinner than real brick which makes it less durable. Cheaper than other brick veneer options, manufactured thin brick veneer is not as attractive, durable, or realistic in appearance as brick veneer.
The Evolution of Brick Masonry Products
Through the centuries the methods for producing brick have continued to evolve. Originally sunbaked and irregularly shaped, brick manufacturing moved to the firing process to produce more durable, uniformly shaped bricks. Today, bricks are sized standard in the U.S. at 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 8 inches and composed of shale and clay. The firing process in the 2,000-degree F. kiln causes the clay particles to bond chemically. According to the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA), “As brick construction became more elaborate, the use of brick became more sophisticated. The evolution of brick construction design led, in part, to the development of concrete block.”
The use of clay brick materials ensures that your commercial or residential building will remain safe and sound for years to come.
Flagstone & Fieldstone Patios & Walkways
Do you know the difference between the terms flagstone and fieldstone? Flagstone is the generic term used in the masonry hardscaping industry to identify rocks that are cut and used as pavers. The most common types of flag stones are slate, limestone, sandstone, travertine, and blue stone. They are all cut directly from a quarry and transported to the construction site to be used as pavers. The stones should be at least one and a half to two inches thick for strength.
Fieldstone is any architectural stone used in its natural shape referring to stones recovered from the topsoil or subsoil. Stone flooring has a natural beauty that gives outdoor kitchen floors and landscaped patios a timeless, elegant look. Stone is available in regular shapes or in random more natural shapes.
Popular Tennessee Ashlar Fieldstone is used in home exteriors, veneers, chimneys, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, retaining walls, and columns, and can be installed with or without a visible mortar joint.
Cut & Cast Stone
Used to simulate natural-cut building stones such as granite, limestone, sandstone, travertine and slate, cast stone or reconstructed stone is a form of precast concrete used as masonry. It is most frequently used by Atlanta masonry contractors for architectural trim features and for facing buildings or other structures.
Cast stone differs from architectural precast concrete. It typically has a fine-grained texture normally achieved by acid-etching, without bug holes or air voids.
Cast stone can be made from white and/or grey cements, manufactured or natural sands, carefully selected crushed stone or well graded natural gravels, and mineral coloring pigments to achieve the desired color and appearance while maintaining durable physical properties which exceed most natural cut building stones, according to the Masonry Advisory Council.
Depending on the size and scope of your plans, cast stone may be the perfect material for your commercial or residential building project.
Greenlawn Georgia Masonry Hardscaping & Landscaping is a full-service masonry contractor serving Hall, Gwinnett, North Fulton and Forsyth Counties. You can achieve dramatic results in your front or backyard outdoor living areas with Atlanta masonry contractors Greenlawn Georgia.
We stand ready to serve you, please contact us today through our contact form or at (770) 375-9640.
The Greenlawn Georgia team is committed to excellence from the start to the finish of every project. Depending on the size of the project Atlanta masonry contractors work closely with architects, engineers, business owners and homeowners, to maintain clear communication leading to a satisfactory experience for everyone involved.
Atlanta masonry contractor Greenlawn Georgia provides quality masonry hardscape and landscape installation services to clients in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Braselton, Buford, Cumming, Dacula, Duluth, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Hoschton, Jefferson, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Milton, Roswell, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Forsyth County and surrounding areas.
Are you planning to enhance your Atlanta, GA residential or commercial property by adding a masonry outdoor kitchen or fireplace to your outdoor living area? Or are you building a new home with a brick or stone exterior, or interior masonry walls or fireplace?