Monthly Archives: March 2018

How do I prevent water penetration for below-grade masonry walls?

March 23, 2018

From NCMA's eNews March 15, 2018 Preventing water penetration in below-grade masonry walls can be done using waterproofing and dampproofing materials such as two-ply mopped felts, polyvinyl chloride, and rubberized asphalts, along with best construction practices such as grading and directing downspouts away from the building. For more information on preventing water penetration in below-grade…
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Cardiff scientists set out to develop self-healing masonry

March 23, 2018

From NCMA's eNews March 15, 2018 Scientists at Cardiff University are utilizing the properties of bacteria to help create self-healing masonry. The system can be simply applied to building stone and masonry to give it self-healing properties. This innovative technology is used with bacteria that makes mineral deposits when mixed with certain precursor chemicals.  Over…
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High rate of return for manufactured stone veneer remodel

March 23, 2018

From NCMA's eNews March 15, 2018 As in previous years, an exterior home remodel using manufactured stone veneer provides a terrific return on investment. According to the Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling Magazine, MSV is the second highest return on investment studied, returning 97% of the initial project cost in added resale value. Read…
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Stronger Codes Helped in 2017 Hurricanes

March 16, 2018

From TMS Sustainability e-News March 15, 2018 Presenters at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Southeast Region meeting in Orlando, Fla., said stronger building codes prevented greater damaged from the 2017 hurricanes in Florida and the Caribbean. The findings came from a post-hurricane study by the Florida Building Commission. Read more here.  
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