Moisture Management in Masonry Construction

Stucco, exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS), brick veneer, manufactured stone veneer, and cheap thin stone or faux stone siding often get bad reputations when it comes to installation defects in masonry construction because of improper moisture management. But even the best natural stone veneer, whether full or thin stone, is doomed to fail from water damage if moisture stays trapped in the wall.

Enhanced Moisture Control (EMC) for Natural Stone Veneers

As part of a solution, Buechel Stone offers an enhanced moisture control (EMC) system. This system is based on rain screen design, which creates an air gap between the facade and the house wrap or building paper. Proper rain screen design prevents wicking or capillary action. It drains liquid water using gravity. And it allows air flow to dry the assembly.

Best Practices for Full & Thin Stone Veneer Masonry

Buechel Stone believes strongly that good masonry practices are not just what you see, it’s how it’s installed. With that thought, we were the first in the industry to widely promote a drainage plane, or WEEP System, for full and thin stone veneer masonry installations. What this does is gives you peace of mind knowing your project will stand up to what Mother Nature can throw at it. We offer a full range of installation accessories, along with custom drawings and detailing for more unique project applications.

An exceptional selection of natural thin and full bed Building Stone Veneers is just the beginning. Nothing ties your work of art together better than complementary natural landscape stone and architectural cut stone details with color tones to match within each of the following stylistic building stone veneer masonry pattern lines: AshlarCastle RockDimensionalFieldledgeLedgestoneMosaicTailored Fieldledge, and Tailored Ledgestone.

Starting with the best in architectural and specification stone resources to installation accessories as your project is being built: EMC-3639, EMC-3639XL, LR-3639, MD-3639, SCW-3639, WOW-3639, and WSD-3639. Refer to our masonry stone wall system blog or general masonry design blog for more on the wall system and design details of how to install natural stone veneer (whether it’s a stacked stone or grout installation) in any one of the styles or patterns from Buechel Stone’s exceptional collection of Building Stone Veneers. Check out our Brag Book or follow our Design Idea Boards on Pinterest for more veneer stone masonry inspiration. Buy stone veneer from Buechel – for best experiences that make us your ONLY REAL CHOICE IN real STONE!

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