The walls of brick are considered to be one of the strongest structures, however, they can also collapse. The cause of masonry damage can be both operational and constructive. It is necessary to think about the strength and durability of the structure at the stage of erection. So, to avoid the destruction of brickwork, including the formation of cracks, as well as significantly and extend the life of the masonry allows its reinforcement. The article considers the method of increasing the strength of brickwork by reinforcing it with grids from various materials, and effectiveness of their application was analyzed. In the course of the work, the elements of steel, glass and basalt-plastic grids were tested for tensile stress, calculations were carried out, elastic and strength characteristics of the samples were obtained, and conclusions about the effectiveness of reinforcing brickwork with various materials were drawn. On the basis of the results obtained, a comparative analysis was carried out, advantages and disadvantages of using composite or steel masonry nets were revealed. Also, the performance and cost-effectiveness of the application of these materials was determined.