Masonry offers many benefits to a commercial building, including a stable structure and a professional and visual appeal. Calahan Construction is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable local commercial masonry contractors in the area.
Block Masonry Construction Starts With Calahan
Since 1937, Calahan Construction has used block masonry building material to build, renovate, and make additions to office buildings in the Denver metro area and throughout the Front Range. Block masonry structures are ideal for commercial buildings because they are low maintenance, energy efficient, long lasting, and produce minimal waste.
Concrete block masonry units—also referred to as CMU, cinder blocks, or breeze blocks—can withstand pressure from shifts in the earth’s atmosphere and resist water damage that may result in mold and rot. In addition to protecting natural causes, block masonry construction reduces the spread of building fires, minimizes noise transfer, and provides natural insulation between each room.
At Calahan Construction, we don’t just want to build a stable commercial building—we work to design an office space that you love. Our design-build construction delivers the whole package from start to finish. Rather than working with various contractors to achieve one goal, the Calahan method provides an architect, project manager, and engineer to design and build the commercial building you want. In addition to block masonry construction.
Brick masonry is one of the most common forms of masonry and is used for buildings of all shapes and sizes. Many of our clients prefer brick masonry because it provides a durable and appealing look to your building that is also low maintenance. Brick masonry construction entails a strategic placement of bricks and poured concrete (or mortar) to bind the bricks together; the mortar is poured between the mortar joints to create an appealing and sleek design.
Similar to brick masonry, stone masonry is bonded together with mortar to provide a designed masonry wall. Stone masonry is most commonly used for structures near a body of water because it is stronger, more durable, and weather-resistant than brick masonry.
There are several types of stone masonry to choose from depending on the design you want for your commercial building, including:
Rubble Masonry – Natural stone shape; uniformly thick vertical or horizontal joints
Ashlar Masonry – Dressed to permit laying with uniformly thick horizontal joints
Square Stone Masonry – Laid up with 1/2-inch-thick horizontal joints
Stucco is a mixture of Portland cement, sand, limestone, water, and additives to create a natural, textured style design. Stucco comes in a variety of colors and can be used on the interior or exterior of commercial buildings. Benefits of using stucco on the surface of your commercial building include:
Ability to withstand inclement weather, wind, and debris
Many color options
Resistance to pests and fires
Reduction of outside noise
Although stucco is versatile and can be used in various climates, it does not hold up well in wet environments. Since stucco is porous, it’s easy for water to seep through the material and cause it to crumble.
Ready To Bring Your Cement Block Building Back to Life?
Calahan Construction provides a free masonry consultation and estimate for building owners looking to revive their commercial building. Contact us today for more details.
Time To Enrich Your Cinder Block Building Construction
Calahan Construction is here to help you enrich your commercial building’s cinder block construction through masonry implementation, repair, and restoration. We approach every project with expertise, quality, integrity, and value. Our customer-centered perspective allows us to stand out from the rest because we see our clients’ vision from their point of view.