Seeing is Understanding

As all people that have an interest in masonry, it is important for us to realize that we often need help understanding new technologies, old traditions and why the architect drew such a thing.  All information shared is only as good as the person communicating the concern.  Now, I know I am not the world’s More Info »

July 10, 2016 by:    Comments



Mortar Net Products Help With Labor Shortage

According to a recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America, 83% of construction firms struggle to fill positions for qualified craftworkers.  TotalFlash, LathNet and BlockFlash are all products that provide superior performance while being quick to install. They are specifically designed to save labor time and costs, and to help contractors get more More Info »

June 23, 2016 by:    Comments



NAHB – Homebuilder Sentiment Rises To Best Level This Year

From the online news source, “Business Insider “: According to the NAHB, homebuilder sentiment rose more than expected in June and to the best level since January after holding steady during the four months in between. The National Association of Homebuilders’ housing market index for June climbed to 60 from 58, topping the forecast for a More Info »

June 17, 2016 by:    Comments



Construction Employment Increases in 244 Metro Regions

According to federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America, construction employment increased in 244 out of 358 metropolitan areas in the USA and was unchanged in 44 areas. 70 areas saw a decline between March, 2015 and March, 2016. AGCA data shows that the building recovery continues to be broad-based geographically More Info »

May 25, 2016 by:    Comments



IMI Position on Wall Systems Reinforces CavityComplete

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) position on the value of designing sustainable masonry cavity walls as systems rather than as a grouping of individual components reinforces the value of designing and building with CavityComplete. CavityComplete is the first and only tested and warrantied total cavity wall system. CavityComplete includes Mortar Net Solutions products MortarNet, More Info »

March 21, 2016 by:    Comments