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Jun

The Fechino Files: Importance of timesheets and daily reports

Timesheets are a pain in the bottom, daily reports seem to be unnecessary, but collecting money is mandatory, and to collect what you earned, you need these two reports. It is just good business practice. So, let me rephrase my earlier comment, timesheets are great, and daily reports are even greater when it comes to More Info »

, June 18, 2020
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Apr

The Fechino Files: Mentors

by: Steven Fechino If you are in this trade, you have mentors. Mentors are the people that have taught you valuable skills that enable you to make a fantastic living in this industry. We may not all be rich, but we build, create, breathe fresh air, and play with cool tools to provide for our More Info »

, April 30, 2020
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Apr

Flashing Components

Written by Steven Fechino Flashing components are as important to the flashing system as the selection of membrane when it comes to keeping the building dry.  Flashing is not something that can be installed somewhat correctly. It has to be correct. The money and time required to “re-do” flashing comes straight out of your pocket More Info »

, April 6, 2020
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Mar

The Fechino Files: Arches

Most of us know the basics about building arches, but how many of us can layout the arch, construct the template and build the arch without having a mess to clean up once it is constructed? Arches are constructed differently from a typical masonry opening.  An arch distributes the load of the masonry above with More Info »

, March 2, 2020
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Apr

Part 3: Benefits of specifying complete masonry veneer wall systems

By Herbert Slone, RA, and Art Fox This is part three of a seven-part series of blog entries about the benefits of specifying and building with manufacturer-tested and warrantied wall systems compared to specifying individual components. Benefits include a much faster design and specification process, proven component compatibility, faster component installation and better performance, plus More Info »

, April 22, 2019
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Jan

Part 2: Benefits of specifying complete masonry veneer wall systems

By Herbert Slone, RA, and Art Fox This is part two of a seven-part series of blog entries about the benefits of specifying and building with manufacturer-tested and warrantied wall systems compared to specifying individual components. Benefits include a much faster design and specification process, proven component compatibility, faster component installation and better performance, plus More Info »

, January 16, 2019
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Dec

Part 1: Benefits of specifying complete masonry veneer wall systems

By Herbert Slone, RA, and Art Fox This is part one of a seven-part series of blog entries about the benefits of specifying and building with manufacturer-tested and warrantied wall systems compared to specifying individual components. Benefits include a much faster design and specification process, proven component compatibility, faster component installation and better performance, plus More Info »

, December 4, 2018
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Nov

Mortar Net can take a closer look at what’s affecting your masonry project and offer solutions via video.

A closer look at the technology that affects the masonry industry All information shared is only as good as the person communicating the concern. For example, when I am explaining a masonry situation that requires some assistance from a more experienced coworker, I need to be on my game. I have access to a variety More Info »

, November 6, 2018
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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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