TU16 - Troubleshooting in Advance: Water Management in Masonry

Tuesday, October 9 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM « Back

Leaks through brick and stone are common and expensive, but it's easy to build these leaks out with proper water management. It has been said that brick and stone should be thought of as though they were a “stack of sponges”: water will soak through brick, stone, and mortar.  With that in mind, how can we build masonry veneers, chimneys, and even solid walls, so water stays out of the building?
The session will cover:
 - Through-wall flashing materials and methods
 - How to maintain a drainage cavity behind any material
 - Connections with roofs and windows
 - Code requirements and online resources, to help educate supervisors and the masons on your jobs
 - Best practices for stone veneer
 - Note: Which through-wall flashing material says “not for use as masonry through-flashing” right in its instructions?

Learning Objectives:
1. Review common failure points in masonry construction.
2. Explore construction techniques known to address common failures.
3. Discuss inspections and testing techniques for troubleshooting and quality control.
4. Examine wall-roof intersections, among the most complex areas to build correctly.

Credits: AIA CES Approval 1.5 LU/HSW

Education Tracks: Building Science

Event Type: Conference Mini Workshops > Session