Other stories by Norbert%20V.%20Krogstad

  • To Paint or Not to Paint?

    Q: I never understand why people paint brick masonry. When brick masonry is painted, it must be maintained more frequently to replace areas of paint that have chipped, peeled, or are otherwise defaced.

  • An Ounce of Prevention

    Q: I have seen projects where every third brick along the base of the wall is left out of the wall.

  • Keeping Condo Conversions Dry

    Q: We are converting a masonry office building into condominiums. The building is constructed with solid masonry walls that are three and four wythes thick.

  • Grout Admixtures

    Q: Should grout contain any special admixtures when it is used in concrete masonry made with integral water repellent?