About Slate (i.e., masonry) contractors

Slate is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar; the term slate can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of slate construction are brick, stone such as marble, granite, travertine, limestone; concrete block, glass block, and tile. slate is generally a highly durable form of construction. However, the materials used, the quality of the mortar and workmanship, and the pattern in which the units are assembled can strongly affect the durability of the overall slate construction

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