The reason why brick may be used for a window sill is because of cost. Preparing custom shapes takes longer than making standard types, and the process requires detailed, contractor-approved drawings prior to production. Tread shapes are manufactured to properly… Continue reading
Whether you are working on a new-build project or converting a basement, installing a robust basement waterproofing system is vitally important for protecting the structure against water ingress. Other than the stone walls, it is made of wood and metal.… Continue reading
Continuous steel brick relief angles were installed approximately 4″ below each floor level. Caulking at windows exhibited systemic cohesive failure. Improper detailing as it relates to building movement can be another problem. The concrete expands at a slower rate than… Continue reading
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Warren type truss configuration and incorporated two top chord bars and two bottom chord bars. Some modifications have included welding steel plates, angles, channels, and rounds to the joist chords in an effort to increase the gross section modulus of… Continue reading
But engineers and civic leaders have known for decades that one type of structure will, indeed, be reduced to rubble: old brick buildings. If a building remains unreinforced, it’s at risk for collapsing walls and “peeling” of masonry elements. Even… Continue reading
The use of materials such as bricks and stones can increase the thermal mass of a building. Masonry is very heat resistant and thus provides good fire protection. Masonry walls are more resistant to projectiles, such as debris from hurricanes… Continue reading