Why cobblestone paving is the ultimate choice for timeless elegance Cobblestone paving is one of the few types of historically accurate stone masonry paving prior to the 20th century. The photo below shows an example of a cobblestone paved area between the sidewalk and the… Read More »Cobblestone Paving: Timeless Elegance
Encyclopedia of Historic Masonry Restoration
Why flat roofs reign supreme in modern commercial roofing Flat roofs are generally considered to be commercial roof systems. A flat roof can technically be installed on a residential or industrial buildings but the flat roof products and product systems are marketed and sold for… Read More »Commercial roofs, flat roofs
Unveiling the secrets behind common bond brickwork Common bond brickwork is similar to a running bond. The difference between a running bond and a common bond is that there is a header course interspersed between several running bond courses, in a common bond. The common… Read More »Common bond brickwork
Why common brick is still king in modern building projects A historic common brick is very different than a typical modern brick. Historic common bricks were solid, they had no perforation and were solid all the way through. They also had different dimensions than modern… Read More »Common Brick: A Historic Building Essential
Corbels – Where function meets beauty in architectural design A corbel is a type of architectural, usually aesthetically ornate in historic construction, with superincumbent elements.
Metal cornices are found at the top of most historic masonry buildings in Washington, DC. When in the Capitol Hill, Georgetown, and Dupont Circle neighborhoods you will see the architectural details are prolific.
Why corten steel is the weathering wonder you’ve been searching for Corten steel is a special ferrous alloy, simialr to A36 mild steel, but Corten steel is used in architectural purposes, designed to have a iron oxide rust appearance. The corten steel panels shown in… Read More »Corten Steel Benefits: Weathering Wonder