Rain Penetration and Masonry Wall Systems

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20338210
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Journal titleBuilding Practice Note, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
Subjectwalls; rain penetration; masonry products; architectural design; Masony walls; Moisture performance
AbstractGood design detail is necessary for the control of rain penetration of masonry walls. The development of an effective design detail requires understanding of the environment to which the proposed building will be exposed and the properties of the materials that will be used in its construction. Architectural detail that will direct water away from vulnerable areas is desirable. The effects of exposure on masonry, cracking, control joints, anchorage, flashing and weep holes are discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: La pénétration de la pluie et les systèmes de mur de maçonnerie
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NRC number721
NPARC number20338210
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Record identifierf1ace393-a381-4020-86f8-ab0494974cc9
Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-05-09
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