The Many Advantages of Using Brick as a Building Material

Skilled Masonry and Brickwork Service Will Deliver Long-Lasting Performance

Construction of pavementMost people might have some familiarity with the fairy tale about a wolf that was unable to blow down a house made of bricks in an effort to capture a pig that lived in the home. Without getting into the details of the saga, suffice to say that the strength and reliability of brick as a building material was well represented; the fact that this tale is more than a century old is further testament to the durability of brick construction, as its service life or lifecycle is commonly accepted to be one hundred years or longer.

In addition to its long-term endurance, clay brick has several other properties that make it a practical choice as a building material. The most common of these would consist of:

  • Fire protection
  • Moisture control
  • Sturdy in high winds
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Noise/sound absorption
  • Resistance to infestation
  • Natural energy efficiency
  • Can be recycled and reused

Furthermore, brickwork does not have to been restricted to the exterior walls of a home or office building. Due to its strength, brickwork can be integrated into several different types of projects, including:

  • Structural
    • Buildings
    • Foundations
    • Retaining Walls
    • Arches and Entrances
    • Footpaths and Driveways
  • Aesthetics and Surface Finishes
    • In pavements and driveways
    • As facer brick or veneer walls
    • For architectural designs/accents
  • Fire Protection/Retardation
    • Chimneys
    • Fireplaces
    • Barbecue pits
    • Industrial baking ovens

In order to achieve maximum benefit and performance from the use of brick, the project must be properly constructed. This will require experienced and reliable masonry work by a knowledgeable contractor, like the masonry division of Avenue Road Roofing. The skilled crews from Avenue Road Roofing are recognized for their excellent workmanship and exceptional attention to detail in the masonry and brickwork services they provide for both residential and commercial properties.

A Comprehensive Range of Expert Masonry Work and Repair Services

BuilderThe masonry division of Avenue Road Roofing offers a comprehensive range of expert masonry work and repair services. Since its inception, this division has done thousands of such projects, of all scopes and sizes, to address a variety of property owner/manager needs including:

  • Fireplace construction
  • Foundation waterproofing
  • Repointing and tuck-pointing
  • Chimney repairs and rebuilds
  • Stairs, porches, retaining walls
  • Flagstones, walkways, veneer units

Furthermore, as part of its masonry work and repairs service, Avenue Road Roofing is committed to matching all existing brickwork and mortar colours whenever it is possible.

See our Masonry Work page for additional information on the masonry repairs and brickwork services available from Avenue Road Roofing in Toronto.

If you are interested in brick construction for your home or business, or are experiencing issues with any existing brickwork, call the masonry experts from Avenue Road Roofing today at 416-785-5129 or contact us to request a no-obligation consultation at your earliest convenience.