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Posts Tagged ‘ moisture control ’

Why Wall Flashing Is A Crucial Part Of Masonry

Friday, March 31st, 2023
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Wall flashing is essential for preventing moisture from seeping into masonry construction.

In every masonry building, the wall flashing is a hugely important but often overlooked and unappreciated component. This component of the walls is most often (but not exclusively) made of metal, and it is installed in the walls to divert as much moisture away from the surface of the masonry as possible. Wall flashing is the modern solution to this problem, replacing older tactics like recesses and corbels. But why work so hard to keep the moisture out? Why is the wall flashing so crucial? Let’s find out.  (more…)

The Importance of Moisture Control in Masonry Structures

Friday, April 29th, 2022
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Harsh weather can damage the walls in masonry structures if moisture control isn’t adequately performed.

Masonry structures require attention and long-term care to keep their structural integrity and pleasing appearance. Harsh weather can damage the stone and brick walls if moisture control isn’t adequately performed. Moisture control in masonry buildings is an essential concern for pre-war buildings and older structures that have handled years of Maryland winters. (more…)