FLASHING FOR MASONRY CONSTRUCTION


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FLASHING FOR MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
FLASHING FOR MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
General Considerations Water, in any of its three forms—liquid, solid, or vapor—may cause damage to masonry structures. In the liquid state, water penetrating to the interior of a building may cause damage to its contents. In the solid form (i.e., ice), it can cause cracking and spalling of masonry. In the vapor form, it can lead to condensation inside the cores and on the surfaces of masonry if the dew point temperature is reached. The purpose of flashing is to intercept the flow of water through masonry, direct it to the exterior of the structure, and prevent upward migration of water from below the grade level. Most buildings require flashing.
Citation
Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. FLASHING FOR MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export