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Coping questions

Are metal copings effective in protecting the tops of masonry walls? How do you prevent them from leaking at splice joints? If they are used, how far should the vertical outside edge of a metal coping extend down over the top of brick masonry walls? Should sealant be placed between the drip of the metal coping and the brick wall to prevent wind-driven rain from being driven up behind the overlap? I have seen many different details for metal copings, most of which have problems. I am curious to hear your thoughts. Read more

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Designing and Building Pilasters

Engaged columns, so prevalent in classical architecture, do more than simply add visual rhythm to long masonry walls. Read more

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