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Norbert V. Krogstad

Norbert V. Krogstad

Norbert Krogstad has investigated distress conditions in several hundred existing buildings, and provided consulting services on numerous cladding systems. He has expertise in the evaluation and resolution of water infiltration, corrosion, cracking, anchorage, and durability problems in exterior wall systems, with a concentration on masonry and curtain wall systems. Mr. Krogstad also specializes in the investigation of moisture and condensation problems. Contact Krogstad via email.

Norbert V. Krogstad's Posts

Proper Use of Anchors Proper Use of Anchors

Q: Why are corrugated wall ties permitted in brick veneer walls with wood stud back-ups, but not in brick veneer walls with steel stud backup walls? Read more

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Cracks in Brick Veneer Cracks in Brick Veneer

Q: I have noticed many vertical cracks in the brick veneer on a recently completed 20-story high-rise condominium building. Read more

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An Ounce of Prevention An Ounce of Prevention

Q: I have seen projects where every third brick along the base of the wall is left out of the wall. Read more

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To Paint or Not to Paint? To Paint or Not to Paint?

Q: I never understand why people paint brick masonry. When brick masonry is painted, it must be maintained more frequently to replace areas of paint that have chipped, peeled, or are otherwise defaced. Read more

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Do Chimneys Require Flashing? Do Chimneys Require Flashing?

Q: Most chimneys I see have a counterflashing that is set into a reglet in the masonry. Read more

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