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Mass Benefits of Masonry

Architectural

Structural

  • Durable
  • Aesthetics
  • Sustainable
  • Provides enclosure
  • Low maintenance
  • Provides lateral and gravity resistance
  • Masonry veneer height limitations
  • Horizontal EJ required under shelf angles
  • Structural redundancy
  • Resilient
  • Impact resistance

Energy

Fire

  • Excellent fire rating
  • Noncombustible
  • Provides durable fire resistance

Sound

Moisture

  • Blocks airborne sound transmission
  • Effectively absorbs noise
  • Hygro capacity
  • Mold resistance
  • Condensation analysis recommended
  • Water barrier (not required)
  • Vapor retarder (not required)

Air

  • Air barrier (required)

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