The Indiana Design Center proudly provides guest blog posts by design/building industry experts to bring IDC blog readers the most up-to-date information and spur new ideas. This week, General Shale Brick answers some questions about their nationally trusted masonry for both professional designers and creative homeowners.
The general impression of masonry is that it is used for large-scale projects like remodeling an entire home. What are some smaller project ideas that General Shale Brick can cater to?
For project ideas outside the home, we offer brick retaining walls, entry columns, brick sidewalks and patios. Inside the home, Thin Brick or Thin Rock can be used to remodel a kitchen or even give warmth to a home office or family room. You can finish a basement with brick, or use them as the perfect veneer to your personal wine cellar.
With the warm yet unpredictable weather quickly approaching, how can General Shale Brick help Indiana residents make outdoor living upgrades and decisions?
General Shale has expanded our product lines beyond the veneer of the home. We offer both clay and concrete pavers, concrete retaining wall systems, outdoor kitchen cabinets, outdoor landscape lighting, outdoor gas grills, mobile vane pergolas, as well as an extensive selection of outdoor fireplace, fire pit, and hardscape kits to make your outdoor living space the new “family room” of your home.
What is the most unique and memorable project General Shale Brick has completed or helped complete for a homeowner or architect?
Locally, we supplied the brick for the Indiana Historical Society building as well as Providence at Old Meridian and the Carmel City Center and fire station. Nationally, General Shale supplied the brick on the Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, Coors Ballpark in Denver, and the addition to the residence of the Vice President of the United States located at the
Naval Conservatory in Washington, D.C.
To learn more about masonry and General Shale Brick’s products and services, visit their website at www.generalshale.com.