The sealants used to provide weather protection in masonry expansion and control joints form the final link in the cladding envelope.
Environmental issues are a growing concern in the construction industry. Areas of particular concern include resource efficiency, energy efficiency, pollution control, waste minimization, and indoor air quality.
Unlike arches, which carry loads in compression, beams and lintels act as flexural members spanning horizontally between supports.
Thin stone panels have made stone affordable and popular again, reopening a market for masonry contractors.