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Adhered Veneers

IMI Masonry Detailing Series: 01.090.1501: Corner Detail - Gyp. Sheathing & Wood Studs, Outside Corner

Adhered veneer is versatile and weather resistant, with rich design possibilities offering contemporary looks. A good fit with the natural skills of tile setters and bricklayers makes architects more likely to specify adhered veneer wall systems when installed by skilled BAC craftworkers trained by BAC/IMI.

Veneer types include:

  • Adhered Manufactured Stone Masonry Veneer (AMSMV) - a lightweight architectural non-load bearing product produced by wet-cast blending of cementitious material, lightweight and other aggregates, iron oxide pigments and admixtures, applied via cementitious mortar to a backing surface.
  • Porcelain Tile – A ceramic tile with water absorption of 0.5% or less
  • Exterior Stone Veneer –stone must be structurally sound and not absorb excessive water. ASTM tests can determine appropriate stone quality. TMS limits are 2-5/8” thick, 36” face dimension (5’ total face area), and 10-15 lb/s.f., depending on local building codes.



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