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 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. 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.
Granite is a material of preference amongst many of the rock contractors and architects as they will enable them come up with a surely great looking structure of a home for both its interiors and even the exteriors. 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. Below, we give highlights some of the techniques that are used for the building of the granite rock walls.
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. Lime is a very good ingredient when added to the cement to get it a finer texture and softer for use in the bonding. 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.
We will see the next technique that is used for the construction of the rock stone walls is the veneer rock wall construction. Veneer is basically a kind of paste which contains very thin garnets of granite stone which are placed on the structural walls and it has been quite a popular choice for interior and exterior decoration. With these as fir use to construct the rock walls, the constructors will use a special kind of equipment such as the metal tabs which will be effective for helping place the granite easily and efficiently o the surface. Structural wall cracking may be witnessed in the stone walls of veneer and as a measure to check on this kind of nuisance, the rock wall constructors will use their expert skill to introduce the metal bars to help with the need with the veneer stone walls.
The other common type of rock wall construction are the slipform stone walls. This technique basically mixes the two techniques we have discussed above.