South Alabama Brick recommends LATICRETE for installation of stone
The increased popularity of adhered masonry veneer facades has left the industry absent of suitable installation materials and detailed specifications – LATICRETE® has the answer! Their proven technology will provide a permanent, high-strength installation that is freeze-thaw stable and will protect from water intrusion. For over 50 years LATICRETE has continuously provided the latest technology in construction materials and methods to deliver superior problem-free installations for tile and stone. Utilizing these advanced technologies, the LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS) is designed to offer complete solutions for adhered masonry veneers. Installation of masonry veneers is typically performed with on-site mortar mixes that are subject to large variations in quality and performance. Whether over concrete or masonry substrates, installations usually include metal lath and most often provide inadequate protection from the weather resulting in water intrusion and delamination of the veneer. Difficult to use and very time consuming to prepare, these systems are not engineered as complete wall systems and therefore do not offer warranties from a reliable source that will stand behind the installation. The LATICRETE MVIS system is verified through independent testing to perform to code-approved conventional lath and plaster installation systems for adhered masonry veneers. The LATICRETE MVIS provides the solution by offering a comprehensive, quality-controlled installation system. Utilizing proven materials, LATICRETE MVIS products include a revolutionary waterproofing membrane, polymer fortified adhesive mortars with non-sag performance, a scratch and brown coat mortar, a masonry pointing mortar and a 100% silicone sealant.