Moisture Management for Single Wythe Masonry Walls

Credit/Time: 1 hour

8inSWCMU details

This presentation will focus on managing moisture in single wythe masonry walls, including flashing and drainage system details and for a generic single wythe masonry wall system.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the minimum code requirements for masonry flashing and weepholes.
  2. Review materials and industry recommendations for masonry flashing and weepholes.
  3. Review flashing and drainage system details for a generic single wythe masonry wall system.
  4. Learn how water repellents and tooling mortar joints can help manage moisture in single wythe m


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Resources:

  1. Masonry Construction magazine, 1989, Painting Concrete Masonry
  2. NCMA TEK Note 19-2B, 2012, Design for Dry Single-Wythe Concrete Masonry Walls (see highlights)
  3. NCMA TEK Note 19-1, 2006, Water Repellents for Concrete Masonry Walls
  4. NCMA TEK Note 19-7, 2008, Characteristics of Concrete Masonry Units with Integral Water Repellent
  5. NCMA TEK Note 3-6C, 2012, Concrete Masonry Veneers (see page 2)
  6. MIM The Story Pole magazine, January/February 2007, article Tooling Time is Key