Landmarks are essentially an embodiment of historical, cultural, and architectural significance. These timeless pieces of heritage demand a presence and position throughout the ages. Therefore they must be built to withstand the tests of time. Choosing the proper materials for your landmark can help establish its symbolic and functional significance. If you are unsure about granite stonework for your landmark project, here are some reasons to help you make the right decision.
Granite’s superior structural composition consists of a combination of sturdy minerals such as quartz and feldspar. Since these robust minerals are known for their strength and longevity, their compound existence in granite makes this an essential material in industrial construction and stonework. Since granite is not affected by weathering or other seasonal wear and tear, it is also considered the best material for making landmarks.
Unlike other materials such as marble and wood, granite does not require stringent maintenance regimens. Many granite landmarks may undergo sandblasting for removing impurities. However, this is not a regularly required process.
The sole purpose of granite is to last for centuries, thus making it one of the most user-friendly materials available for building landmarks. While replacing marble can be expensive, it is not unheard of entirely. On the other hand, you will rarely find landmarks made of granite requiring extensive repairs.
Granite is one of the hardest stones available for industrial and recreational work.
However, it can be easily cut into different shapes and sizes depending on the requirements of the stonework project and with the right tools and techniques. Despite this, granite’s rock hard surface is scratch and heat resistant. Its high-density structural composition prevents melting and scalding. Therefore, granite landmarks last longer as they will not get damaged under the sun or if exposed to other elements and surfaces.
Granite repairing is often considered a specialized field in stonemasonry. Such projects are so rare that there are only a handful of legitimate companies that offer this service. This is because it is not only a long and arduous process, it also requires a high degree of skill and a specialized tools set, including grinders, sandblasting tools, and multiple saws.
Although granite landmarks rarely require any repairs, if the job does come up, we recommend hiring a team of professionals or contacting the original manufacturing company for servicing.
Did you know that we at HGH Granite have been providing granite services all over Ontario for the last 90 years? Our vision and business model have helped build a loyal customer base that relies on our expertise and quality workmanship. Over the years, our team has grown with like-minded individuals that share the same passion for providing outstanding granite products and services. Let us help build you your dream landmark that will go down as a stepping stone in history.