Today, stone work is widely seen as a matter of design and artistry, which is our specialty of your stone sculptor, Allgood Construction Services, Inc. Almost all load-bearing structures use reinforced concrete, so masonry is usually used for decorative and aesthetic purposes. However, if you are considering using masonry to combine aesthetics with load bearing and basic structural requirements, we are happy to meet your requirements with many years of experience since its opening in 2003.
We are Stoneworks Experts at AllgoodConstructionServices, Inc. In fact, masonry is both a craft and a science behind the scenes. It formally aids in generating appealing visuals to your infrastructure and surrounding environment. From the time a sawmill cuts a block of stone into a particular shape and size, to the time a mason joins different types of stone into a structure, carving stone requires skill and dedication. Stone assembly can be done with mortar, dowels, or “dry masonry”.
Stone is a building material that is extremely durable, requires little maintenance, and has a high thermal mass. Versatile, with a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures, it can be used on floors, walls, arches and roofs. The stone blends well with the natural landscape and can be easily recycled for other building uses. But is stone a sustainable building solution?
To meet sustainability standards, steps must be taken to ensure that stones are found on-site, recovered from nearby demolished buildings, or procured from a local quarry. Only then can stone be seen as a true example of sustainable building materials.
Stone Masonry evolved from the stacking of dry stones. The blocks of stone are placed in rows of uniform (layered) or non-uniform (non-layered) height and fixed with a mixture of mortar, cement or lime glued between the stones. Building blocks are usually open-pit mined, pierced with a diamond saw or iron wedge, split, and then molded and polished to suit your requirements.
Granite and marble are the most popular choices when it comes to stone construction. Except for these, there are other several choices in terms of building construction like sandstones, limestone, laterite, gneiss, caliche, basalt, shale, quartzite and many more.
Allgood Construction Services, Inc. can tell you as to how we use chisels to shape the stone, mallets to strike, and straightedge to hone the edge. We have to use these tools with skill if the stones are to be precisely dressed and fitted, especially when the job is to be done without using mortar; a technique known as dry stone. The right tool must be used on the right stone and with the right force and this knowledge is something we have been ‘honing’ since 2003. After all, we use granite, marble and also some sedimentary stone for our stonework projects, but they all have to be treated differently.
One thing that is not different is a constant high quality of work coupled with a fair price. Phone us now at (770) 336-7876 to get free quotes for your stonework needs!