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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The word "veneer" is also used to refer to one of the most common forms of construction these days: a wood-framed wall that has a nonstructural masonry facade built in front of the framed wall. These walls will probably not be standing a thousand years from now, as a structural wall might be, but a masonry veneer wall requires very little maintenance other than replacing mortar (pointing) and cleaning infrequently, and it can easily last hundreds of years. In this photo you can see tar paper covering the plywood sheathing on the wood-framed wall behind the single-thickness cast-stone wall. Note the metal tie under the top window — these ties attach to the wood and are placed into the mortar to keep the wall from shifting away from the building. Star bolts (large star-shaped metal washers with a bolt on the end) on old facades are there to correct the shifting that came from a lack of ties.

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mjchupka added this to mjchupka's Ideas
April 17, 2014
Concrete details
vcmasonry added this to vcmasonry's ideas
January 26, 2014
Masonry Veneer.
mediomundo added this to ignacio_ferrari's ideas
January 2, 2014
fachada
ka7hryn added this to Exteriors
December 15, 2013
a masonry veneer wall requires very little maintenance other than replacing mortar (pointing) and cleaning infrequently, and it can easily last hundreds of years. In this photo you can see tar paper covering the plywood sheathing on the wood-framed wall behind the single-thickness cast-stone wall. Note the metal tie under the top window — these ties attach to the wood and are placed into the mortar to keep the wall from shifting away from the building
swgerber added this to Exteriors
September 28, 2013
All block house
kumranpyun added this to kumranpyun's ideas
September 26, 2013
ubescott added this to exterior grounds
September 25, 2013
Veneer brick work for back of the house
jilliansvision added this to Architecture
September 25, 2013
Masonry facade
Judy Squires Savage added this to WebUser871's ideas
September 25, 2013
stone walls
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