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Oct

Four Ways to Create a Better Building

You can create a better buildings through the implementation of compatible materials. The walls of today’s masonry buildings are becoming more complex than ever as designs are modified to meet new energy code requirements. These modifications require more components in walls than in the past, and these components can come from different manufacturers. A basic More Info »

, October 18, 2018
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Oct

Importance of a Well-Drained Masonry Wall

By Gary Johnson No masonry is truly waterproof, whether the result of capillary action, absorption or construction error. During the multi-decade life spans of typical high-quality structures, drainage in the cavity of a masonry veneer wall is necessary to minimize moisture damage and create a long-lasting, low-maintenance wall. Drying of the wall by promoting ventilation More Info »

, October 3, 2018
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26

Sep

Three Masonry Rules That Will Never Change

As times change, the masonry industry has three basic rules that will always remain the same. The masonry industry is a proud group, building the most durable structures using time-honored techniques that have spanned generations. Discipline and mentoring are the keys to learning the rules that make up our complex trade. As with all things, More Info »

, September 26, 2018
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Sep

Choosing the Best Anchor for the Job: Pins and Ties

Examining different types of anchors and the types of applications for which they work best. We use anchoring and reinforcement on every project, whether in restoration or new construction. The types of anchors generally are based on the veneer we are anchoring, the weight of the veneer, the condition of the substrate and installation challenges. More Info »

, September 12, 2018
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Aug

Choosing the Best Anchor for the Job: Anchoring Precast

The choices available to you when you use anchoring precast Author’s note: We use anchoring and reinforcement on every project, whether in restoration or new construction. The types of anchors generally are based on which veneer we are anchoring, the weight of the veneer, the condition of the substrate and challenges present when installing the More Info »

, August 28, 2018
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15

Aug

25 Quick Tips for Installing Adhered Masonry Veneers

A long-lasting end result is an achievable goal when you follow a few simple tips. Installation methods for adhered masonry veneers vary among installers, but the goal is the same: a long-lasting end result. I have seen tricks and techniques that make sense – some that make a real difference in the end result. Here More Info »

, August 15, 2018
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Jul

5 Adhered Masonry Veneer Installs Using Standard Techniques

Adhered masonry veneer can be installed using five different building techniques An adhered masonry veneer is a cost-effective way for a home owner or commercial property owner to keep the appearance of masonry in the façade, even when budgets or design considerations don’t allow the use of full-sized masonry units. However, veneer installation is based More Info »

, July 30, 2018
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Jul

An Introduction to Adhered Masonry Veneer

The adhered masonry veneer market offers additional opportunities for masons, with quality products that provide superior drainage performance for thin veneers. An adhered masonry veneer is a cost-effective way for a home owner or commercial property owner to keep the appearance of masonry in the facade, even when budgets or design considerations don’t allow the More Info »

, July 17, 2018
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Jul

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Masonry Via Patching

Patching can be your friend, when done correctly Patching of masonry materials during a new construction project is typically a line item that was not planned during the estimating phase of the project. Understanding the products commonly available for patching and their capabilities, compatibility, and limits will enable you to make better choices when selecting More Info »

, July 3, 2018
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Jun

Hit the Books!

Education resources for masons that make a difference As an industry, masonry has endured the test of time. Education within this industry will continue to evolve as new products, equipment and designs create the need for updated training for our apprentices and journeymen. The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has been on More Info »

, June 27, 2018
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