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- Stone - The Original Building Material By Tyler LeClear Vachta This article appeared in the November 2017 Natural Stone Guide of Masonry Magazine Download Article Structures built of stone have stood the test of time, both structurally and aesthetically. Stone is strong, available just about …Read More »
- Improved Single-Wythe Through-Wall Flashing System Saves Money, Builds Stronger Walls Through-wall flashing is a pain. Save materials, drain better, and build a stronger wall with MTI's slope-to-drain tool and Cavity Weep. To address moisture concerns in single-wythe CMU walls most masons use a through-wall flashing …Read More »
- Cavity masonry construction is rooted in a theory of moisture control by draining water to the exterior. Mortar still clogs the cavity, just higher up. Drainage and ventilation are limited.1 Mortar Deflection Device Pitfalls Mortar deflection devices claim to hold mortar above the weeps, and …Read More »
- Rainscreen & Weeps Post Flood Retrofit Note: The most updated flood retrofit information can be found at MTIdry.com/rebuild Flood waters recede, walls are gutted. How do you reduce the impact of future flooding and build a wall that performs well? As homeowners return to their …Read More »