Sandstones

Sandstones

Sandstones are one of the primary types of stone used as masonry stone.  They occur in many settings on all continents and have been used as a building stone since the earliest days of recorded human history.   Geology of Sandstones Sandstones are generated by the...
Granites

Granites

Granites Granite has been quarried for millennia on every continent except Antarctica.  It is processed into everything from wall stones and cobblestones to countertops and gravestones.  The streets in many cities in the eastern U.S. were originally paved with granite...
Ten Basic Principles of Stone Masonry

Ten Basic Principles of Stone Masonry

Note: This document was adapted from an article by Bobby Watt, a well respected stone mason in Canada. Download the full article by Bobby Watt that was published in the Stone Foundation magazine. Back in the days when stone buildings were structural as opposed to...