Masonry is commonly used for the walls of buildings, retaining walls and buildings. Brick and concrete block are the most common types of masonry in use in industrialized nations and may be either weight-bearing or a veneer. Concrete blocks, especially those with hollow cores, offer various possibilities in masonry construction. They generally provide great compressive strength, and are best suited to structures with light transverse loading when the cores remain unfilled. Filling some or all of the cores with concrete or concrete with steel reinforcement (typically rebar) offers much greater tensile and lateral strength to structures.
Batchelder & Collins has an extensive selection of colors and styles of bricks, blocks, stone, concrete, and cement perfect for your next home project or dream new build. While there are a wide array of materials on the market for not only the exterior of your home but also for interior features, it is difficult to beat the benefits of brick.
If you are on the hunt for a material that will deliver timeless good looks, curb appeal, and impressive lasting power every time, masonry exceeds the value of any other product on the market. If you are looking for minimal maintenance but maximum resale value, brick is the material you’ll want to choose.
Clay bricks will make your porch deck stand out from all the rest whether you choose to run the bricks in a basketweave, herringbone, or running bond pattern. Brick stairs and steps will make your stairs and steps a showpiece and even if you have a porch deck poured of concrete, you can add a brick border that will give it a unique touch. Contact one of our sales representatives to kickstart your outdoor project and ensure that you find exterior details that you love.
Batchelder & Collins has the products and the expertise to fill all of your masonry needs for the construction of your dream home. From the concrete block and mortar for the foundation to selecting the types, colors, and sizes of bricks from our extensive options, our sales team can lead you through the entire process to create a customized look that you will love for years to come. You never want to settle on a brick for your new home build because it will define the look of your home. Building your home is exciting and you want it to reflect who you are and what you love. At Batchelder & Collins, you can rest assured that you won’t just find a brick; you’ll find a brick you love.
Don’t just limit brick to your walls. Our representatives can help you envision a brick driveway, patio, pizza oven, and firepit just as unique as your home. Brick is strong enough to stand up to the wear and tear of heavy-duty traffic while providing an attractive alternative to asphalt, gravel, or poured concrete.
Lightweight brick – man-made and real – take interior spaces from ordinary to extraordinary. Brick adds color, charm, warmth, and style to any space and creates a beautiful showpiece in your home. We offer an extensive array of interior brick and stone whether you plan on installing brick as a backsplash in your kitchen, an accent wall in your bedroom or bathroom, or as an attention-grabbing fireplace in the living room.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to brick in the home. While one type of brick can bring a traditional, old-world charm to warm up your space, another type of brick can transform your fireplace into a contemporary art form. No matter what you are searching for, you are guaranteed to find it at Batchelder & Collins.
Most types of masonry typically will not require painting and so can provide a structure with reduced life-cycle costs.
Masonry is a non-combustible product.
Masonry walls are more resistant to projectiles, such as debris from hurricanes or tornadoes.
Brick gives any space, inside or out, a greater sense of stability, warmth, and value than any other siding materials. Brick requires minimal maintenance, never needs to be painted (but can be for an updated look), never rots or fades or peels or warps. Its thermal mass makes it a superior insulating material to other sidings which helps to decrease your heating and cooling costs. Plus brick significantly increases the resale value of your home when compared to that of non-brick homes of the same size, providing a greater return on investment. And, as if we could name any more advantages of building with brick, insurance providers offer reduced rates on brick homes as brick walls are better able to stand up to natural disasters and do not catch on fire.
There is no limit to what you can create with Batchelder & Collins. We offer one of the largest selections of brick in the state and in over a century serving our Hampton Roads community, we have helped many homeowners find exactly what they need to make their house a home.
"Very helpful staff. Helped me in deciding how many and of which bricks to get. Very quick in and out process they have set up."
- Victor Pochop
"I love this place.they always have what I need and all the staff is so very helpful ! Keep up the good work."
- Debra Lewis
"Visited to buy tools for my son's new job as a mason apprentice... Great staff, very helpful. Thank you. "
- Victoria Leezer
"What an amazing place. I brought in a brick that was from my 10yr old house... they matched it pretty well. They have 2 yards full of brick and stone."
- Jacqueline Koch