One of the materials which has been used for the construction of buildings for quite some time since the historical days of the Egyptian era is granite. There are a number of minerals in the chemical composition of the granite material which basically serve to give it the durable and coarse quality which makes it a favorite for many home builders. On top of this is the fact that granite will be available to you in a sure wide variety of great choice colors to suit your taste for a rock construction.
So as to create an elegant construction, many of the rock contractors and architects prefer granite stone since it is great for both internal and external decor. But we however need to mind the fact that for the building to indeed be as great in the end as we wish it to, there is the need to have the building put up in a manner that is as per the set specifications for the building and even more so for the granite stone buildings. Read on further and see some of the common techniques for putting up the granite stone walls as outlined in this article.
We will first have a look at the traditional mortared stone walls. In this olden style of building you will get the large blocks of stone placed in their best possible position and then the gaps left will then be bonded together. Commonly, cement is the bonding material that is used and is very effective as it is as well a composition of naturally occurring chemical elements such as calcium, shale silica, limestone and clay alumina. To get the cement a softer texture as it is used, you may add a bit of lime to it. The construction of the free standing falls will as well follow the same procedure as they will as well require the same degree of precision and care as goes with the rock wall construction.
The second technique we will see will be the veneer stone walls. Veneer has been widely used for the interior and exterior d?cor of the structural walls and it is a composition or mixture of granite garnets in very thin forms. There are some special kinds of granite placing metal tabs which are used to have the granite efficiently placed. There is always the chance of cracks on the veneer stone walls and as a step to reduce on this particular risk factor with the stone walls, you will have the expert stone walls constructors have metal bars skillfully installed to reduce the cracking risk.
The other common type of rock wall construction are the slipform stone walls. In this technique you will find a mixture of the techniques so far mentioned above-the veneer technique and the traditional mortared stone walls.