Bricks sitting on the job
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Top 10 Styles of Masonry Bricks

Whatever you do, make sure that you research the project you are trying to accomplish first. It helps with the entire process from start to finish. Get familiar with the general processes of the project, so that you can be prepared for the “mess”, “the time”, the “cost”, and “the demolition” of your existing stuff!

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Carpentry Contractors working
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How to Hire a Contractor

Whatever you do, make sure that you research the project you are trying to accomplish first. It helps with the entire process from start to finish. Get familiar with the general processes of the project, so that you can be prepared for the “mess”, “the time”, the “cost”, and “the demolition” of your existing stuff!

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Home Trends

How to Pick out Your Own Home Lot

If ultimate privacy and “not-so-close” neighbors is your preferred way to live, then you should consider buying your own land and building your home there.

Land that is unattached is going to offer you the freedom of doing what you want, where you want. You can buy uncleared land in both rural and urban areas, but you get the most bang for your buck in rural areas.

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Residential footing excavation
Concrete

How To: Residential Concrete Footing Construction

To explain a little further, the footing is a standalone structure that ultimately provides support for the masonry foundation walls that are built “on top” of the footing. It is what separates your home’s foundation from the ground. The two most common types of footings are the perimeter footing and pier footings. We will dive into those in the next section.

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Burnt Clay Brick Sample
Informational

Explore All of The Various Types of Masonry Bricks

Burnt clay bricks are the most common brick in the United States. They are simply made by pressing wet clay into pre-formed molds to give them the desired shape and size. After being pressed into the molds, the bricks go through a short drying process before being fired in a kiln.

Burnt clay bricks in combination with concrete bricks (cmu) are used for almost all residential foundation and veneer projects. This includes masonry porches, columns, and brick fencing also. It’s what we use 90% of the time here at Four Oaks Residential

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High Wind Zone Footing
Earthworks

Do you need steel rebar in your footings?

As you can see in the photo above, steel rebar is simply steel that is melted into the shape of long tubes. The term “rebar” is short for reinforcing bar and is used in concrete to increase it’s tensile strength. Rebar is typically constructed with high yield steel by heating it to its liquid form and then shaping the tubes to spec. Steel rebar can last up to 80 years before it starts to decompose. This makes building with concrete much more stabile and long lasting.

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Top 10 Styles of Masonry Bricks

Bricks sitting on the job

IMAGE: CREW WORKING

Carpentry crew working on the job site.

Brick Sizes

We are going to take an in-depth view of the many brick sizes available and what applications they are typically used for.

Brick Face Textures

The face of a brick highlights and displays it's character and profile

"DO YOUR HOMEWORK"

“Land really is the best art.”

ANDY WARHOL

Ready to hire?

Go out and hire the right crew for the job.

I hope at least a few of the points I mentioned in the article will help you to find a reputable contractor, that will do outstanding work for you. Do not get in a rush to hire someone. If you do your homework and get three quotes you will be fine!

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Top 10 Styles of Masonry Bricks

Whatever you do, make sure that you research the project you are trying to accomplish first. It helps with the entire process from start to finish. Get familiar with the general processes of the project, so that you can be prepared for the “mess”, “the time”, the “cost”, and “the demolition” of your existing stuff!

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How to Hire a Contractor

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How to Pick out Your Own Home Lot

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How To: Residential Concrete Footing Construction

To explain a little further, the footing is a standalone structure that ultimately provides support for the masonry foundation walls that are built “on top” of the footing. It is what separates your home’s foundation from the ground. The two most common types of footings are the perimeter footing and pier footings. We will dive into those in the next section.

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Ph: 919.980.3009

Ext. 1 – Sales & Inquiries

Ext. 2 – Project Manager

Fax: 919.963.1084

Location

PO Box 1178

Four Oaks, NC 27524

Residential construction page for homeowners and homebuilders to explore and learn about the industry.

A group of residential construction experts pitched in together and created a blog to help answer questions and guide you along the journey of remodeling and construction.

A full service residential construction company providing earthworks and masonry services. Footing, foundation, and concrete flatwork construction make up our core service offerings.

Contact

Ph: 919.980.3009

Fax: 919.963.1084

Working in Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Harnett, Wilson, Franklin, and Nash counties in North Carolina.