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More stories about Brick

  • Stick-on stone worse than EIFS?

    The wall failures associated with adhered concrete masonry veneer (ACMV) are mounting and could dwarf the problems once associated with synthetic stucco.

  • Stabilizing a Brick Exterior

    Unstable brick is tied to the floor framing with standard hold downs, threaded rod, and compression plates

  • The Case of the Leaky Sunspace and the Brick Wall

    For years water dripped into offices housed in a glass enclosure -- for days after rainstorms had stopped. Do you know why and how to fix it?

  • Troubleshooting Brick Veneer

    Diagnose the flashing flaws that allow moisture to get into the cavity and ruin sheathing, framing, and interior finishes, then correct them once and for all.

  • Reusing Salvaged Brick

    Old bricks are risky for exterior use; save them for interior projects, and use the proper mortar

  • Using Salvaged Brick

    Salvaged brick is OK for interior work, but should be avoided for chimneys and other exterior projects in demanding climates

  • Stabilizing a Brick Facade

    something about brick and the Paul Revere Apartments

  • Retrofitting a Steel Header

    Installing the two-piece assembly one C-channel at a time made it easier to support the masonry while opening the wall.

  • Eco-Friendly Brick and Block

    Masonry products made with sustainable manufacturing methods.

  • Remodeling in Masonry

    Two projects illustrate how a methodical approach and careful details keep old walls from crumbling.