Masonry and Stucco
Course 19

About the course

Most masonry used on residential structures is non-structural brick veneer. The installation of a typical masonry veneer on a residential structure is shown. This includes the installation of a vapor barrier, weep holes, layout, mortar, and laying. Common brick installation patterns are also discussed. Structural masonry exterior walls that are more commonly found in light commercial structures are reviewed next. This includes CMUs, cinder block, structural clay, slump block, and structural brick. The use of "wythes" in brick walls is covered as well as the process of making bricks. Next the process of installing a brick veneer is covered in detail including the use of a story pole to help show the location of each course of bricks, the use of a mason's line, mortar mix, striking joints, reinforcement, lintels, and quoins. The process of installing a stone veneer follows and includes moisture protection, mortar, grout, and temporary support of the stones. Cultured stone is also discussed. Stucco finishes are covered next including traditional stucco systems and newer synthetic stucco systems. Common problems with synthetic stucco systems are also reviewed.

Course 19: Masonry & Stucco

  • Chapter 1: Brick Patterns and Bonds 3:12 (7.6 MB)
  • Chapter 2: Structural Masonry Exteriors 4:51 (13.6 MB)
  • Chapter 3: Nonstructural Brick Veneers 3:25 (10.1 MB)
  • Chapter 4: Stone Veneers 5:49 (23.5 MB)
  • Chapter 5: Stucco 5:37 (18.4 MB)

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