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That is most challenging about doing masonry?

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Shekar’s Answer

Hi Kiyel,

Hope you find what you're looking for
here are some pro's and Con's

Pros: Concrete blocks are resistant against weather, pests, mold, and fire. Transporting concrete blocks can be quite expensive, but this material can be found locally in most cases. Concrete blocks are available in many sizes, finishes and colors. These units can also be manufactured to meet any set project requirements, and some concrete blocks are made using recycled materials. In addition, concrete blocks have good insulating properties against heat, sound and moisture.

Cons: Large concrete blocks are heavy and difficult to handle, requiring more manpower. Concrete blocks also increase the amount of steel required in reinforced cement concrete structures. The price of concrete blocks can vary depending on the region, cement costs and availability. Plumbing issues are harder to solve when they occur in a concrete masonry structure, since they can cause internal flooding. Concrete blocks must be cut open in this case, leading to material waste and expensive reparations. An effective drainage system is very important when dealing with concrete block masonry.
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Richard’s Answer

It’s labor intensive. And requires working in the elements. You cannot sugar coat the hardest realities of the masonry trade. But it is a career for those who like working with their hands. It is rewarding to work as a team in order to accomplish even the smallest of projects. Such as building a school with CMU and/or brick. To see the final product of what your hands helped build is rewarding. Especially when you get paid for it as well.
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