Reinforcement for Veneer Stone

PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS Prepared by: William Spilchen P.Eng. – Consulting Engineer The application of simulated or manufactured stone veneer has grown dramatically over recent years. The numerous products are attractive and enhance the architectural appeal of facades. They are significantly more economical and easier to install as compared to real stone. Unfortunately, problems with simulated  …


Recommended Installation For 3 Coat Stucco over CMU’s with EPS Foam

July 28th, 2010 Revised – January 2014   The application of lath and stucco over CMU’s must always be done with great care. As compared to other wall constructions, CMU’s have a high thermal mass and hence do not expand or contract appreciably on a daily basis. However, the stucco cladding will heat up and  …