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Masonry Basics

Want to learn more about the materials and accessories that make masonry wall systems work? Click any of the terms below for a primer on the essential components of well-built masonry walls.

Barrier Masonry Walls


Bond Beam, Horizontal Reinforcement


Brick


Concrete Block


Concrete Block Veneer


Drainage Cavity


Flashing


Foundation Ledge


Grout


Insulation


Joint Reinforcement


Limestone


Lintels


Mortar


Movement Joints


Parapet Flashing


Stone Veneer


Structural Backup


Vapor Retarder


Veneer Lintels, Shelf Angles


Veneer Ties


Vertical Reinforcement


Wall Caps


Water-Resistive Barrier


Weeps