Masonry – Masonry may be defined as the construction of building units such as stone, bricks or concrete blocks bonded together with suitable mortar.
Masonry is used for the construction of foundation, walls, columns and other components of a building. Difference between brick masonry and stone masonry are as follows
|S.No.||Brick Masonry||Stone Masonry|
|1.||They are of uniform shape and size.||They are not of uniform in shape and size.|
|2||They are lightweight.||They are heavy in weight.|
|3||They do not require any dressing.||They required dressing.|
|4||Bricks are easily available||Stones are not easily available.|
|5||In bricks, laying is easy than stone masonry.||Stone laying is not easy.|
|6||In brickwork mortar joints are thin.||In stonework mortar joints are thick.|
|7||They are less watertight||They provide better water tightness.|
|8||They are good fire-resistant than stone.||They are not good fire-resistant than brickwork.|
|9||The cost of construction of brickwork is less.||The cost of construction of stonework is more than brickwork.|
|10||It is not much strong.||It is much stronger than brickwork.|
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