Sure enough is the fact that we have seen granite as a building material in use ever since the times of the Egyptian era. There are several chemicals active in the composition of granite all of which are quite appropriate for making it very ideal and durable as a building material of choice amongst many home builders. Alongside this is the fact that granite will be available to you in a number of great colors for you to choose from.
Granite can be used for both internal and external decor and for this reason it is always a material of choice use by most of the constructors and architects to get an amazing building construction. 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. To bond the stones together, a common bonding product used is cement which is as well a composition of a number of other naturally occurring elements like we have calcium, shale silica, clay alumina and limestone. 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 types of the rock wall construction technique is the slipform rock wall. To construct the rock walls using the slip form technique, you will have a combination of both the techniques we have touched on above-the veneer and traditional mortared stone walls.