Masonry Products - Project Profiles:
Temple Shalom of Newton
School Addition to the Temple
DRY-BRICK Mortar Admixture
Consolidated Brick, Avon,
Claude Emanuel Menders, Inc. Boston,
The existing building was constructed of 1955
yellow Roman brick. These units, being narrow, result in an increased
proportion of mortar on the wall. Therefore, for the School addition,
the choice of mortar became important to the ability of the wall to repel
water and dry out after a rain. Also, the cavity frame is steel stud,
which increases the need for water resistance of the façade.
The architects chose to specify DRY-BRICK Mortar
Admixture. This is an integral water repellent that maintains the breathability
of the building envelope. The wicking property of masonry mortar is dramatically
reduced with DRY-BRICK.