Pointing will only work if damage is limited to mortar joints. The second color is different, and is used for the actual appearance of mortar joints. England near the late eighteenth century. The brick just under the concrete cap to… Continue reading
It provides architectural freedom and versatility with striking aesthetic appeal. The durability and minimum maintenance extend a building’s useful life, providing an enduring, high-quality appearance. Load-bearing walls serve a structural purpose, while veneers and claddings, frequently used more...
We list factors that determine the extent of thermal expansion damage to a brick wall or structure. Additional information is available in this support article. Clogged gutters and water damage also create cracks in brick walls. Get a professional opinion… Continue reading
Joint depths greater than 1/2″ without the use of backer rod. Create a queue, but don’t obliterate an existing one! This sealant is elastic and remains flexible to expand and contract with construction material movement to protect and retain the… Continue reading
I should also mention the finished product looks great and is standing up to our cold winters. Tuckpointing is often overlooked, but it’s extremely important to maintain the structural integrity of your chimney. Plus, having gaps in your chimney means… Continue reading
Thermal movement is not normally allowed for in internal brick walls. Temperature will also cause brick to expand and contract. This can be done by knowing the coefficients of expansion of the brickwork and the parameters of its environment. In… Continue reading
Concrete blocks are lightweight, durable and fireproof, making them a useful homebuilding material. Thermal mass, correctly used, moderates internal temperatures by averaging out diurnal (day−night) extremes. Thermal mass is particularly beneficial where there is a big difference between day and more...
Today there are inexpensive modern materials available that greatly simplify the process of log building so you can put up a house with very little in the way of skill, time, or money. Hunter Log Homes LogFinish I am hoping… Continue reading
The micro-mechanical model can be implemented in any standard finite element program as a user supplied subroutine defining the mechanical behaviour of an equivalent homogenised material. The aim of the research is to implement and validate a reliable and fast… Continue reading
Ashlar masonry units can be cut intosquared shapes. Course rubble masonry is used for the construction of public and residential buildings. The dressing of the stone need not be very accurate on all sides. Ashlar stones are rectangular, cuboid blocks.… Continue reading
Describe the difference between a rainscreen and a weep screed, and the principles of drainage planes. With careful attention to details, the illusion of natural stone can be maintained using this handcrafted and hand-placed material. A recent trend includes the… Continue reading
Different crack patterns and locations often tell us the cause of cracking and thus suggest what repair is needed. Has movement broken structural connections? Loaning institutions generally will not close a loan without repairs being done or scheduled. Our steel… Continue reading
Jim was already working in the plant while attending college. Mica colorants are popular in soap making because most do not bleed or morph. Sample sizes are approximately one teaspoon. Blend with soap, mineral makeup and personal care products to… Continue reading
During construction of concrete masonry wall, causing it to expand. Joint reinforcing is generally terminated at a control joint, although chord-reinforcing steel at floors and roofs must continue through the control joints. Cap all dowels to allow 1” of movement.… Continue reading
In most cases, when the masonry on a building is restored, it is for the first (and hopefully the last) time. They are the (relatively) older buildings that you find in the industrial parts of town that are populated by… Continue reading