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Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar. The term masonry can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, stucco, tile, and cob.
A person who constructs masonry is called a mason or bricklayer.

Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction. However, the materials used, the quality of the mortar and workmanship, and the pattern in which the units are assembled can significantly affect the durability of the overall masonry construction. 

Masonry is commonly used for the walls of buildings, retaining walls and buildings. Brick and concrete block are the most common types of masonry in use in industrialized nations and may be either weight-bearing or a veneer. Concrete blocks, especially those with hollow cores, offer various possibilities in masonry construction.

vCalc's Masonry folder contains equations and calculators pertaining to masonry.

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Masonry Equations

  • Polygon - side length 1 by vCalc
  • Polygon - side length 2 by vCalc