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A dry stack stone veneer fireplace is the centerpiece of a luxurious outdoor... More

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Sturdy waterproofing barrier, Copper flashing, Composite thru-wall flashing,... More

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Flashing

An assortment of flashing products. More

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Misguided Maintenance Practices Accelerate Deterioration of Historic Landmark

Masonry parapets and a replacement roof interface prove to be the real culprits behind a leaking and staining problem. More

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Check the water

Water used to mix mortar for a brick masonry wall was pumped from a reflecting pool. The water was clear and we did not believe that it would be a problem. After the wall was completed we learned that a significant amount of copper sulfate had been added to the water to control algae.Will copper sulfate affect the performance of the mortar? More

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Copper flashing that has turned black

Our firm is involved in a project where the through-wall masonry flashing is copper. When a 2-day-old portion of the wall was taken down to correct a problem with the coursing, I noticed that the copper flashing had turned black wherever it was in contact with mortar. Is this a problem? More

Tags: Copper, Flashing
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