Rowlock: Word of the Week


Rowlock – In the boating world, a rowlock is the U-shaped device that holds an oar in place and acts as a fulcrum during rowing. But this website is based in the construction world. Around here, a rowlock refers to a classification of laid brick. It defines how the exposed face of the brick is…

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Mortar : Our Word of the Week


Mortar – Mortar is a workable paste used to bind building blocks, like brick and stone, together. Mortar is also used to fill and seal the irregular gaps between the building blocks. Sometimes the mortar can be used to add decorative color and textural patterns in masonry walls. In the broadest sense of the term,…

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Brick Masonry Artistry

Mason Artist

I love well done Brick Masonry. “God is in the details.” So said Gustave Flaubert and later, and arguably more famously, said architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Regardless of the origin of the famous phrase, it is undeniably true. A good house, or any other structure for that matter, must have good “bones.” The…

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