Masonry Construction

Wall Defender Keeps Weep Holes Clear in Masonry Walls
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Wall Defender Keeps Weep Holes Clear in Masonry Walls

The two-tiered material collects mortar droppings before they can clog weep holes More

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Replacing a Patio's Brick Border

For best results, use the right kind of brick and the appropriate type of mortar. More

Bosch SDS-Plus Mortar Knives
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Bosch SDS-Plus Mortar Knives

A new attachment for an SDS-plus rotary hammer makes chipping out old mortar a lot... More

Synthetic Stucco Without Failures
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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. More

Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows
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Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing... More

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Q&A: Creating a Non-Combustible Wall Behind a Gas Stove

What's the best way to create a non-combustible surface behind a gas stove in a living room? More

Stick-on stone worse than EIFS?
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Stick-on stone worse than EIFS?

The wall failures associated with adhered concrete masonry veneer (ACMV) are... More

TotalFlash Cavity Wall Drainage Solution
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TotalFlash Cavity Wall Drainage Solution

This prefab cavity wall drain provides a complete flashing system in an... More

Upgrading the WRB With a Drainage Mat
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Upgrading the WRB With a Drainage Mat

Installing one of these membranes can help prevent rot behind stone and masonry... More

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