Tag Archives: Joints

Structural silicone glazing

Structural silicone glazing (SSG) is a popular glass retention method for its aesthetic appeal and durability. Typically, SSG is shop fabricated but certain conditions require installation of SSG in the field, which introduces a variety of logistical, quality control, and quality assurance challenges.

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Troubleshooting exterior masonry walls

This article focuses on original building design evaluation (including expansion joints) and diagnostics of cracks in brick veneer masonry walls. Proper rehabilitation techniques are reviewed, along with solid masonry wall system drainage design, and evaluation of diagonal, vertical, and horizontal cracks.

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