Over the past five years, we have seen more integration between brick and stone. In fact, some of the largest brick companies in the region have placed significant resources behind their marketing and sales efforts in natural stone. It is now very common to see brick and real stone on the same job. Often, homeowners will use brick to cover large square footage areas and then use the real stone as accent or staple pieces: feature walls on the exterior of homes, keystones above the driveway doors, and natural stone capstones on top of a retaining wall. In a place where the homeowner is trying to cover a large amount of square footage, leading with brick and accenting with real stone is a great option to consider.