System Keeps Brick Weep Holes Unblocked
Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated recently announced the introduction of its new Blockade Mortar Deflection System, a masonry product designed to be used in conjunction with cavity wall construction to catch and hold mortar droppings during brick wall assembly.
When installed, Blockade will help create a brick wall that is built to stand the test of time and remain free of the deteriorating effects of mold and moisture that can become trapped behind brick exteriors. The system is designed to prevent mortar droppings from clogging the weep holes in the brick wall assembly.
The new product is the second from Benjamin Obdyke designed specifically for the masonry market, following the reintroduction of House Slicker Stone & Stucco, a rainscreen product for stone, stucco and masonry applications.
“Our moisture management products are being enthusiastically accepted by the masonry market, which sees our products as easily solving a recognized problem with mold and moisture build-up behind the exterior claddings,” said Michael Coulton, Benjamin Obdyke’s director of marketing and new product development.
Coulton added that building professionals who use alternative, often more time-consuming and labor-intensive methods of mortar deflection will find that the Blockade product can be installed quickly and economically.
The patented black entangled matrix design of Blockade is produced in a diagonal orientation for use at the bottom of the wall cavity.
It is available in two sizes. Blockade 80 measures .8 inches deep x 10 inches wide by 50 feet long, and weighs 4.5 pounds. Blockade 150 measures 1.5 inches deep x 10 inches wide x 35 inches long, weighing 3.5 pounds.
For more information, contact a local Benjamin Obdyke dealer, click here or call customer service at 800-346-7655.
Headquartered in Horsham, Pa., Benjamin Obdyke is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.
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