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CP-0904: Adhered Veneers and Inward Vapor Drives: Significance, Problems, and Solutions

By John Straube    Created: 2009/06/01

Adhered veneers, in which masonry units are directly attached to a substrate via mortar and ties without a drainage or ventilation gap, have become a very popular finish in residential and light commercial construction. Typical applications apply masonry over a bed of lath-reinforced mortar over a drainage plane (often of building paper or felt). When used over wood- or steel-framed walls, numerous reports of moisture problems and failures have been received.

 

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