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. Several kinds of minerals in the composition of the granite materials actually do make it a special kind of building material of durable and coarse qualities. Additionally, granite comes in a wide variety of choice colors.
So as to create an elegant construction, many of the rock contractors and architects prefer granite stone since it is great for both internal and external decor. 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. This style will see the workers lay the stones in the best possible position and then have the gaps 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. The cement is further softened and given a finer texture by adding a bit of lime to it. You will as well find the construction of the free standing falls following the same precise formula for the construction of the rock walls as they as well demand a lot of care and will take equally long periods of time.
The second technique we will see will be the veneer stone walls. Veneer is essentially a mixture of granules of granite stone in a mixture which is used to place on the structures of the walls and have been quite popular for use in the needs and purposes of getting the interior and exterior decoration. There are some special kinds of granite placing metal tabs which are used to have the granite efficiently placed. 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 types of the rock wall construction technique is the slipform rock wall. This technique basically mixes the two techniques we have discussed above.