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Winners in the 2017 Brick in Architecture awards competition

Two projects featuring General Shale products have been recognized by the Brick Industry Association (BIA) as winners in the 2017 Brick in Architecture awards competition. General Shale received a Gold Award in the Municipal/Government category for the Beardsley Community Farm Education Center, a nonprofit urban farm located in Knoxville, Tenn. Completed in 2016, the education [...]

Driwall Rainscreen Installation Video

Here is a new Driwall™ Rainscreen installation video from construction instruction on how to install the full-wall product on your exterior walls. Driwall™ Rainscreen is a drainage mat for exterior wall systems. The airspace that this product creates increases airflow through the wall cavity, allowing the wall to breath and stay dry.

Proper Flashing of Cavity Walls

When it comes to flashing of cavity walls, hundreds of conditions affect moisture-management product installation, and one size does not fit all. By Steven Fechino Flashing is an important part of many masonry projects. Architects are designing moisture management products into walls from Arizona to Florida, and the ability to properly install the products is [...]

Inspiring Masonry Projects

Masonry Preservation Service showcases its unique approach to masonry preservation and building diagnostics.   Masonry Preservation Services (MPS) has a unique approach to masonry preservation, building envelope diagnostics, repointing, historic restoration, and new buildings. The company has been specializing in architectural maintenance and restoration since 1985. This deep experience gives MPS the ability to react and adapt to varied field conditions and resolve concerns quickly. [...]

MIA+BSI Releases Quartzite Technical Bulletin

Because quartzite has been known to cause confusion within the natural stone industry, MIA+BSI releases a new quartzite technical bulletin. Some people say it etches. Some say it doesn’t. Sometimes you hear it’s a hybrid between marble and granite. Yet, others report that it’s harder than granite. Which is it? Why are there such conflicting [...]

Cost-Effective Ways to Build with Masonry

Many builders consider brick to be too expensive as an exterior cladding, but this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth. Find here cost-effective ways to build with masonry. By Jim Bryja When considering exterior cladding options for a project, too many builders automatically discount brick. It’s a common misconception that construction of a brick [...]

ASTM International Presents Building Restoration Award

Masonry Preservation Services CEO Jeffrey L. Erdly received a building restoration award for his outstanding contributions to the building restoration industry. ASTM International’s Committee on Performance of Buildings (E06) recently presented the Award of Merit to Jeffrey L. Erdly, CEO and co-founder of Bloomsburg, Pa.-based Masonry Preservation Services Inc. This building restoration award includes the accompanying [...]

The Remedy for ‘Sunken Step Syndrome’

The ugly sunken step affects millions of households, but it can be fixed, step by step. Here is the remedy for ‘sunken step syndrome’. By Brian Estill  It’s a common problem here in Louisville, Ky. I see it all the time, and it can prevent you from selling a house or, worse, get you sued […]

The 5 Most Common Thin Veneer Install Mistakes

 Proper professional installation of thin veneer stone is crucial for the stone to work accurately. Find out what are the most common thin veneer install mistakes. By Jim O’Neill Thin veneer stone is extremely common in the building of new homes. There are many advantages to using thin veneer stone on a home, such as, [...]

Four Golden Trowel Awards for Camarata Masonry

The Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston announces winners of its Golden Trowel Awards In an effort to recognize and encourage excellence in all aspects of masonry, the Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston, in association with the Texas Masonry Council, held its annual Golden Trowel Awards competition. The awards are bestowed to an architect, a general [...]
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