Brick and Stone
Brick walls come in numerous colors and textures that create a very attractive exterior finish for the house. Many shade and colors can be used on the same surface, most bricks are manufactured with holes in their centers in order to create extra strength by filling these hole with mortar. Using bricks to cover an exterior wall will not provide it with extra support. It is recommended that the contractor will finish the job by cleaning the bricks with the brick manufacturers cleaning solvent.
Using stone makes an attractive, durable and virtually maintenance free exterior wall. Stone work is usually more costly than brick; the most common stone shape used is one with rectangular corners.