Archives: Masonry

ClipStone Mortarless Stone Veneer Review

By Todd Fratzel on Masonry, Product Reviews

ClipStone Mortarless Stone Veneer Stone accents on the exterior and interior of a home add a great architectural upgrade and increased home value. However, hiring a mason can prove frustrating and extremely expensive today. Often times I have a hard time finding an available mason when we build homes for a client that wants real…

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Brick Facade On Metal Stud Framing

By Todd Fratzel on Framing, Masonry

Brick Facade Recently I wrote some articles (Installing Brick Facade Over Metal Stud Framing, Metal Stud Walls with Densglass Sheating and Foam Board Insulation, and Proper Flashing of Metal Stud Walls for Masonry) about a Commercial Building that we were building that used metal stud framing and a brick facade.  Well the building is finished…

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Brick Facade Over Metal Stud Framing

By Todd Fratzel on Masonry

Brick Facade & Metal Studs Brick facades and metal stud framing are becoming increasingly popular in commercial and residential construction. This type of construction is popular for several reasons including speed, cost and performance. I’ve written several posts recently documenting the metal stud framing, Densglass Exterior Sheathing and the Masonry Flashing Details. In this post…

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