Rich deposits of nearby stone, along with access to products from all over the world, provide infinite options for your creative designs with the use of natural stone. The Western New York area has a wide variety of natural stone. The sandstone in Medina, New York was mined through the 1920’s. The deep maroon colored stone was revered for its tones and textures. Medina Sandstone was used on architectural landmarks around the world, including Buckingham Palace and the Brooklyn Bridge. It can also be found craftily used on roadways and drives. While no longer commercially mined, it remains a classic building material. Spread throughout the landscape of Western New York are many historical cobblestone homes. Most of these homes were built in the mid 1800’s and many are recognized as Historic Landmarks. About 90% of all the cobblestone structures in North America are within 75 miles of Rochester. The raw materials are primarily from the shores of Lake Ontario. These stones were harvested with a focus on shape and size according to the mason’s style. The distinct look is a regional prize. Because of the unique access to some of the finest building materials in the world, an architecturally-rich approach to the use of natural stone has flourished. Weckesser Brick Co. is proud to share this history with a full offering of natural stone products. Flagstone, Bluestone and Banas Stone are beautiful paver options for your patios or walkways. Enhance your exterior wall and pillar projects with Everlast and Quarry cut stone. Gauged thicknesses and dimensional sizes are available to help bring your natural stone creations to life.
Quick Tip: When installing natural stone veneer, we recommend using a Polymer Modified mortar instead of a Type S or Type N mortar. This will provide for a stronger stickier adhesion to the wall.
LOCATION Weckesser Brick Co., Inc. 450 Trabold Rd. Rochester, NY 14624