Cavity Walls

2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Winners To-Date
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2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Winners To-Date

The 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Schedule is almost wrapped and the first... More

Bricklayer 500 Regionals Underway
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Bricklayer 500 Regionals Underway

The winners for the first qualifying Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 regional events held... More

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Five Industry Leaders Create Masonry Wall System

Five of the most recognized and trusted companies in the construction industry have aligned to create the industry’s best complete masonry cavity wall system. More

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Cavity Wall Drainage

Back-up for absorptive cladding, Create space, Ventilate brick walls, Keep substrate dry, Allow water to drain. More

Pomfret School Events Center
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Pomfret School Events Center

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Cavity Wall Construction

Cavity walls designed and specified for the commercial market in the last 43+ years of my experience in the architectural profession are one of the most misunderstood areas of the design profession. More

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Reasons for seals

Some architects provide a membrane or seal to isolate the masonry cavity from the jambs of windows. What is the purpose of the seal? Is it required by codes? More

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Load-Bearing Brick Cavity Walls

The double wall construction method creates load-bearing walls with two wythes of brick. The result is that both interior and exterior walls showcase brick's beauty and texture while providing the ultimate in low maintenance. More

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Insulating Cavity Walls

In a cavity wall, is it better to place the insulation on the inside face of the block wall backup so that it is closer to the building's interior and so the cavity is kept completely open, or is it better to place the insulation in the cavity? Will insulation in the cavity contribute to mortar bridges? More

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Draining Water from a Wall

Whether it's a cavity wall or a single-wythe CMU wall, installing a system for draining that water is an essential part of building the wall. More

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