Masonry Veneer

Masonry veneer is a type of building material that is used on exterior walls of both residential and commercial structures. It is made from thin brick or various types of natural stone fragments that provide the impression of substantial masonry without the cost and weight. The thin stone veneer provides versatility as a result of its lightweight, narrow design and varies from 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick.

Concrete Masonry Units (CMU) can be used as a veneer cladding system. They are available in a multitude of colors and textures including standard (smooth), split-face, ground face, and glazed face. Using a properly built CMU veneer with an air space, appropriate flashings, rigid continuous insulation and a CMU backup provides a high degree of water penetration resistance, energy efficiency, and a reduction in unwanted exterior sound.