The Art of Seattle Masonry:
Seattle Masonry is the art of building structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar. While most people associate bricks with masonry, there are many other materials used in masonry construction including marble, granite, travertine, limestone, concrete and glass block, stucco, and tile. Masonry is considered a skilled trade and dates back as far as the Middle Ages.
The History of Seattle Masonry:
The term “Freemason” was first established in the 5th Century in England. Men that had extraordinary skills with stone were hired by the royal family to erect castles throughout the country. Masons were “free agents” much like modern sub-contractors are today. Like modern sub-contractors, early masons didn’t have workman’s compensation or life insurance to provide for injured workers or the families of workers who died on the job. As a result, they quickly saw a need to organize unions called “lodges” in order to take care of the middle and lower class. These lodges were formed to provide food, shelter, and protection for masons and their families and created a sense of community for the tradesmen. Masonry eventually made its way to the American colonies in the early 1700s changing the face of America with more durable residential and commercial structures made from stone and brick. In 1787, the Constitution was created to govern the American colonies and declare equal rights for all people regardless of their “class”. With a deep commitment to family and community, it’s no surprise 13 of the 39 signers of the Constitution were masons.
The Impact of Seattle Masonry:
The development of Masonry literally changed the structure of the world and can be attributed to everything from beautiful castles built in the Middle Ages to the modern brick homes we live in today. Mason lodges have a rich history in brotherhood providing structural and financial support to their communities for over 1,500 years here in the United States and throughout the world.
Seattle Masonry Contractors:
Seattle Masonry Contractors are experts in the field of masonry. We are not only famous for dependable and durable masonry in building the walls of our homes and buildings, but we are master tradesmen who create one-of-a-kind custom structures including monuments, barbeques, indoor hearths, outdoor fireplaces, fireplace mantles, garden flowerbed borders, brick mailboxes, pillars, and chimneys. Seattle Masonry Contractors have the knowledge to understand which building material best suits each project.
Bricks and concrete blocks are still the most common materials used for commercial projects. Seattle Masonry Contractors understand the advantages and disadvantages in using hollow cores or when cores need to be filled with concrete and steel reinforcement.
Seattle Masonry Contractors are dedicated to building quality long lasting structures that can affect the thermal mass of the building causing it be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Because Seattle Masonry Contractors are skilled tradesmen, bricks and stone can be laid in a manner that is not only structurally sound but also very decorative. Seattle Masonry Contractors are part of Washington’s “Green” and environmentally conscious community. Brick, block, tile, stone, marble, and terrazzo are all “Energy Efficient” and “Earth Friendly” materials used to enhance our Seattle community. Also for chimney sweep Seattle Please feel free to contact us.
Much like the original Freemasons, Seattle Masonry Contractors are committed to being the best we can be at our trade, leaving our signature of quality on our community.
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