In past, there was a time when someone would say “I would like to use stone in my construction project” and everyone had a pretty good idea what they were considering. But the face is made rough by tools. It may appear as the outer surface of a wall or may fill the core of a wall which is faced with unit masonry such as brick or ashlar.Analogously, some medieval cathedral walls are outer shells of ashlar with an inner backfill of mortarless rubble and dirt. The stones should arrange as to avoid long vertical joints in face small stone chips should facing.

(150 mm). These walls may be used to drain water for landscaping. Flint rubble masonry. However having seen some of Menotti`s photos I now wonder about the more intricately shaped ones, such as the one below which is truly phenomenal, although you cannot but wonder why. I was singly unconvinced as to how adjacent stones (especially large ones) were shaped and fitted, and Protzen has undeniably created impressive looking Inca style stonework. Menotti (p.35) shows 8 cross sectional methods of construction (after a classification by Agurto Calvo) some of which relate to specific wall styles, others can be used in a variety of styles. In hot or dry weather, protect the point masonry from the sun and keep it wet for at least three days after the pointing is finish.There are two main types of stone masonry.

But it was in past. It is also likely that where problems occur then they are likely to be big, to some degree the overall strength is more reliant on the interaction of everything else than in a rectilinear wall, and its perceived strength could in fact be a weakness. Flint rubble masonry: Chiselled & carved in such a way to improve aesthetics of the building: Laid in the facing, either coursed or uncoursed Thus, the face joints are seen running in an irregular pattern in all direction. But this type of stone masonry is very costly.In this type of masonry, the sides and beds are finely chisel-dressed. The hollow spaces left around and stones should tightly pack with smaller stone pieces.masonry is built from accurately dressed stones in uniform and fine joints of about 3 mm thickness by arranging the stone blocks in various patterns.The backing of masonry Ashlar walls may be built of Ashlar masonry or rubble masonry. Polygonal rubble masonry. But they are brittle and hence they break easily.In this type of masonry, mortar is not used in joints. But the face is made rough by means of tools. their thickness varies from 80mm to 150mm and in length from 150mm to 300mm. Sub types of ashlar masonry are,In this type of masonry, the stones widely used are different sizes. In this type of masonry used in the areas where the flint is available in plenty.

Thus, the face joints are seen running in an irregular shape in all directions. The wall would not even notice the missing stone since the arch will be in tension. The At all beds, joints, and faces stones should be dressed perfectly so that they conform to the desired pattern. 9.6 Polygonal Rubble Walling All requirements are the same as for course rubble masonry ( first sort ) except that masonry is not laid in courses and more or less regular polygon shaped stones are used instead of square rubble. In addition getting such a tight face has always left me wondering exactly what is going on inside. - Interior Designer or Decorator!! Menotti adds further sub-divisions, with "cellular" somewhere between `rustic` and `refined` (see right, Cellular construction, Colcampata Palace),and the refined version having a "sedimentary style" (right)where the stonework is more reminiscent of standard coursed stonework until sometimes when you look closely… (below left).