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Veneer Masonry


Veneer masonry is masonry work used mainly for aesthetic purposes. This type of masonry does not support a structure. For example, if you want your home to appear it is made of masonry but it is actually made from a different material, masonry contractors in Chicago can paste masonry units outside of another structure to give it the masonry look you want. Fortune Restoration has masonry contractors in Chicago who can help answer any questions you may have about your veneer masonry, or adding veneer masonry around your home.


Solid Masonry


Solid masonry holds itself up on its own. It is not attached to anything else and can be used as the main support structure for a building. Many historical homes are made of solid masonry. This type of construction has remained fairly consistent over time, but the materials used in masonry can change.  For any questions about building a new solid masonry structure, contact our masonry contractors in Chicago who are knowledgeable experts on getting the job done.


Masonry Materials


  • Brick Masonry: Brick is the most popular material for masonry. They are known to be durable, long lasting, and have a classic look that has lasted the test of time. Bricks can come in a wide variety of textures and colors. Due to the unique way that bricks are made, it can be difficult to match color correctly which is why you should use masonry contractors in Chicago. For any questions about brick masonry projects, Fortune Restoration has expert masonry contractors in Chicago for your next brick masonry project.
  • Stone Masonry: Stone masonry can be either dressed or undressed. When undressed stone masonry is laid, it has a less clean and irregular pattern but it provides an authentic and natural looks. When dressed stone is laid, it looks much more like a pattern and comes in specific sizes.
  • Concrete Blocks: These blocks are much larger than stone and brick. Because of this, they take less time to lay and are more favorable to many construction sites. They also tend to be more affordable, which is why many public buildings and factories often rely on concrete blocks for masonry work.



Whether you are looking for veneer or solid masonry work on new or historic homes, our professionals will help you determine what masonry material is best for your project and help you achieve your construction goals. So, email or call us at 847-973-7348 today for your free, no-obligation estimate and let Fortune Restoration work with you in your masonry work project!