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    Shelf Angle Component Considerations in Cavity Wall Construction

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    An evaluation is made of the key features of shelf angle support and its related components with suggested alignment tolerances; shimming methods; flashing treatment to avoid corrosion, movement restricting mortar placement, and water permeance to the interior; and sealing of the joint between the flashing and masonry below.


    brick, cavity wall, corrosion, end dams, flashing, horseshoe shims, joint filler, masonry, masonry construction, mortar, sealant, shelf angle, spacer shims, weepholes, wedge type inserts, veneer wall

    Author Information:

    Parise, CJ
    Associate and Corporate Consulting Architect, Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls, Detroit, Mich.

    Committee/Subcommittee: C15.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP30120S