|Mitch Miller,AIA ,CSI,CCS
Post Number: 61
|Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 04:22 pm: |
Does anyone have experience with single wythe extruded "brick" units in CMU shapes? 8x8x16 I have a concern over the terminology and performance of this product in the Middle Atlantic States
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:24 am: |
Are you talking about "thru-wall" brick?
|Robin Dale Rund
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 05:13 pm: |
I believe you may be talking about "hollow brick." BIA has a good paper on the subject at http://www.bia.org/BIA/technotes/t41.htm
I first saw hollow brick in a form called "silo tile" in the 70's, when it enjoyed some short-lived popularity. It was a beautiful product, but water intrusion into the cavity and through the wall was a problem. The BIA article does a good job discussing the issue.