Some standard exterior masonry details to consider.
Details of Typical Exterior Masonry Conditions are a good practice. In some simple projects they may not be required. However, by detailing the conditions, you create a basis for requiring the level of detail that the project should receive.
These details are suggested to specify any special configuration, construction and materials required for the conditions required at openings and joints in masonry construction.
The lintel schedule makes sure that someone is responsible for lintels at openings. The joint detailsaddress the fundamental condition that concrete block shrinks over time and brick expands over time. This minor movement can create major problems if not addressed during construction.