Stories From the Field

Post: More Common Than You Think

Friday July 6, 2012

These are birds-eye photos of a client's concrete block parapet walls after we removed the metal capping. Last we checked, empty cigarette packages, Coke bottles, and cardboard were not approved by the Department of Buildings as wall-reinforcing materials. They also do little to keep wall cavities dry. We grout-filled all of the accessible hollow concrete block cells, and installed through-wall flashing and stainless steel drip edges before installing properly sized quarried limestone capstones with cut drip edges.

Not approved by the Department of Buildings!
Not wall-reinforcement material.
Does little to thwart water incursion.

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