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October 18, 2017 Fire Stations Resolve a Code Dilemma with Masonry Bill Howell, architect and president of The Howell Group, Inc. in Marietta, Georgia, has designed 29 fire stations in the State of Georgia in the past 25 to 30 ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
September 21, 2017 Fighting Fire Damage and Loss with Masonry From increasing escape time and reducing flame spread to speeding recovery, masonry is critical to fire safety.
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
April 3, 2017 New Building Bloom: Preventing and Removing Efflorescence from Masonry Veneer What is new building bloom? No, I didn’t misspell "building boom." I’m referring to efflorescence, which is when salt deposits form on the surface of masonry. ...Keep Reading
By Brett Chottiner
October 12, 2016 Reducing the Potential for Efflorescence on Your Job Site Efflorescence is a common problem with masonry. In this post, we'll talk about how it occurs, and ways you can reduce efflorescence in construction.
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
October 5, 2016 Moisture Management’s Front Line Is A System-Based Approach Advancements in building technologies have produced both lighter-weight materials that help reduce initial construction costs and the ability to create tighter ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
August 18, 2016 Revolutionary Dry-Cast Manufacturing for Stronger, More Beautiful Products Thin stone veneer has traditionally been manufactured through a wet-cast process using latex molds. At one time innovative, this method has since revealed its ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
July 29, 2016 Accelerating Projects Beautifully, With Manufactured Stone Veneers High inflation and dramatic increases in materials and labor costs in the early 1980s popularized the process of fast-tracking commercial construction ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
October 19, 2015 Masonry Past, Present and Future Masonry has been around since our beginnings as builders and users of tools. From its earliest forms, low walls constructed of mud and dried puddles to stones ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions

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