Author Archives: Writer

Retro Is “in” and the Glass Block Is Back!

Fashion trends come and go, and this is certainly also true in the architectural and interior design industries. Today’s architects and interior designers are bringing back the 1980s trend of incorporating glass blocks into homes and offices, whether as statement pieces, windows or even full walls. Continue reading to find out why glass blocks are […]

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The History of Brick and How Masonry Came to Be

Brick is one of the most commonly used construction materials across the globe. Among other benefits, brick is weatherproof, energy efficient and relatively low maintenance. But who invented the brick, and what is brick masonry exactly? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, keep reading. This post will cover everything you need to know about […]

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How Concrete Block Structures Are Built with Architectural Masonry

Structural or architectural masonry refers to a construction process in which the building’s walls also have a structural function. In this system, masonry units must be designed and installed in a manner that is capable of bearing the loads of the project. The walls evenly distribute the load to the foundation and ground. This method […]

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What Are the Benefits of Hardscaping?

When working on your landscaping, it’s natural to want to focus on plants, trees and mulch to improve your home’s curb appeal. Hardscaping is an aspect of landscaping that may be overlooked in your exterior plans—but it shouldn’t be! What is hardscaping? This term refers to the “hard” elements of your landscaping, such as patios, […]

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Reasons to Install a Concrete Outdoor Fireplace in Your Yard

If you’ve been spending a lot more time at home in Middleburg, PA these days, your yard could probably use an upgrade. Is it suitable for gathering and entertaining, or have you just tossed some weather-beaten furniture on your patio and called it a day? If you find yourself wishing your backyard was a better […]

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