Exterior Masonry Walls normally consist of a cavity wall with a weather-resistant exterior wythe of brick or stone or similar material and an inner wythe of concrete block or structural metal studs. The cavity aids in preventing water penetration by draining any water out the base of the wall.
Masonry backup of concrete block offers advantages of load bearing structure, as shown here, and a durable interior finish. The cavity can accommodate significant insulation with masonry mass on the interior.
The key features of the section are the:
- This detail is needed to specify the configuration, construction and materials required for the exterior walls.
- This detail requires further details and specifications covering these conditions.
- The structural work shown in the detail requires an engineer's input and complementary drawings and specifications.
- Building Codes have an impact on many aspects of the work shown here.
- You may want a specification covering the quality and installation aspects of these materials. The notes have specification reference numbers included to help make that connection.
- These details should be placed on the Wall Sections sheet, the A300 or AE300 series of sheets per the National CAD Standards, contrary to the designation shown here.
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orig post date FEB '13