Table of Contents
Mixers, Pumps and Delivery Systems
An increasing number of mixers, pumps and delivery systems have been designed to simplify the process of getting mortar and grout from powder to placement on masonry job sites. From residential homes to massive commercial projects, these systems offer time, money and labor savings.
Today’s masonry wall must accommodate moisture penetration by providing a collection and drainage system. Through a series of case studies, Masonry looks at three flashing systems and how they have worked in specific situations.
Masonry examines the present state of the natural stone industry, as well as the advantages of using this type of product, and options available to mason contractors and their customers.
The Sense of Safety
Jobsite safety is important on many levels, from physical protection for workers to decreased worker’s comp claims. From saving the back of a worker from pulls and strains to helping ensure he keeps all his fingers, personnel safety is an issue that affects every contractor and his crew. Masonry explores the latest in rules, regulations and safety equipment and precautions.
- 49Flashing and Drainage By Jeremy Douglas The flashing and drainage plane has always been a critical component of any cavity wall system, diverting moisture outward as it collects in the cavity space to the exterior of the façade through the weep openings. A failure in this arrangement can ultimately lead…
- 48The Philosophy of Domestic Safety By Allison Everett Trayler Growing up in a whirl of masonry jargon and safety lectures, it was expected that I, being the daughter Brazos Masonry’s head safety director, Zach Everett, would always be safety conscious. Though our family of six females and only two fun-loving…
- 47August 2015 As a skilled labor shortage in the masonry industry continues to frustrate, we are reminded in this article of why the masonry trade is such a viable option for young people today. Masonry is an indispensable trade. Without working masons to construct important new buildings and perform needed…
- 43Table of Contents December 2010 Volume 49, Number 12 FEATURES Moisture Control Masonry walls ‘flashed’ before your eyes The Masonry Fireplace One company takes on the challenge of cleaning the output of the wood burning masonry fireplace. Mixers, Pumps & Delivery Systems Companies team up to create a revolutionary new…