Masonry Veneer


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Masonry Veneer
1010401Masonry VeneerAveneer is a nonstructural facing used as a decorative or protective covering. Masonry veneers are among the most popular applications of masonry in the United States and Canada. Most of the masonry used in residential construction is used as a veneer attached to wood or sometimes to metal stud backing walls. Brick, concrete block, and stone are all used as masonry veneers, but brick veneer is by far the most common. Unlike masonry foundation and basement walls, masonry veneers are not designed to support the weight of the structure itself, but must resist lateral wind and earthquake loads and, in most cases, support their o…
Citation
Christine Beall: Masonry and Concrete. Masonry Veneer, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001), AccessEngineering Export