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What is the Difference Between Brick and Brick Veneer?

Have you ever heard the term brick veneer and wondered what the difference is between it and regular brick? Is brick veneer made from a different type of brick, or perhaps a thinner or hollow brick? In reality, the terms “brick” and “brick veneer have …

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What is the Maximum Spacing for Anchor Bolts?

Typically, information on anchor bolt spacing will be contained within your construction drawing set. If you don’t have a set of drawings to work from, you’ll want to reference your local building code for information. According to the International Building Code (IBC), the maximum spacing …

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Do Cavity Walls Need Ventilation?

When moisture enters into an exterior wall, it can potentially cause problems with the various materials contained inside the wall cavity. As such, you may be wondering if ventilation is required for cavity wall construction. Traditional cavity walls do not require ventilation. They are designed …

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7 Types of Joints in Building Construction

While we may not perceive it visually, buildings are in constant motion. Wind causes buildings to sway, temperature changes cause expansion and contraction in building surfaces and moisture causes expansion of materials. Additionally, seismic events can cause differential movement in both the structure and finishes …

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How to Prevent Condensation in Buildings

An important component of building insulation is the control of humidity and moisture. Condensation, as a result of moisture, needs to be prevented from entering walls and compromising the integrity of the insulation within. Condensation control in buildings is critical to prevent damage to structures. …