Business / Construction / Masonry: Stone, brick, concrete, hollow-tile, concrete block, or other similar building units or materials. Normally bonded together with mortar to form a wall.


Business / Construction / Pier: A column of masonry, usually rectangular in horizontal cross section, used to support other structural members. Also see Caisson. MORE


Business / Construction / Grout: A wet mixture of cement, sand and water that flows into masonry or ceramic crevices to seal the cracks between the different pieces. Mortar made of such consistency (by adding water) that it will flow MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Deism: (From Latin Deus, 'God') An intellectual religious movement en vogue through the late seventeenth century up to the late eighteenth century concerned with rational rather than faith-based approaches t MORE

Thermal Mass

Business / Real Estate / Thermal Mass: Thermal mass is a property that enables building materials to absorb, store, and later release significant amounts of heat. Buildings constructed of concrete and masonry have a unique energy savings a MORE


Life Style / Painting / Efflorescence: A deposit of salts that remain on the surface of masonry, brick or plaster when water has evaporated. MORE


Business / Construction / Mortar: A mixture of cement (or lime) with sand and water used in masonry work. MORE