The course, Manufactured Stone Veneer: Best Practice Installation Prevents Water Intrusion in Non-Masonry Applications, reviews the properties of manufactured stone veneer (MSV) and describes the financial and environmental benefits of using MSV, including ways in which manufactured stone veneer is sustainable and responsibly manufactured.

It also describes common mistakes in installing MSV, which often lead to water or moisture intrusion, and it further describes the correct methods of installation including how to specify and install a manufactured stone veneer wall system.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the composition and manufacturing of manufactured stone veneer, its performance attributes, and The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards related to the building material.
  • Recognize the ways in which manufactured stone veneer is sustainably and responsibly manufactured.
  • Identify common installation practices and mistakes in water intrusion prevention that can lead to failure.
  • Understand how to specify and install a manufactured stone veneer wall system to ensure a successful project.

Prerequisite: None.