Technical Articles for Concrete Masonry
Articles in this section touch on a variety of subjects important to the performance of concrete masonry, or provide helpful data.
Efflorescence and Concrete Masonry Walls
An overview of the cause and effect of efflorescence in concrete and masonry.
Clear Water Repellent Treatments
A great overview of a critical part of concrete masonry design, taken from a CMACN and MIA publication.
Concrete Masonry Veneer
A brief discussion of cmu in a veneer application.
Grouted, multiwythe masonry.
An introduction to energy and concrete masonry...it isn't just R-value!
Fire Resistive Ratings
An overview and tables related to fire resistance of concrete masonry.
Noise reduction benefits of concrete masonry.
Wall Weights and Areas
Useful charts for determining weights per square foot and units per square foot.