Weep Screeds Behind Manufactured Stone Veneer
I would like to find some clear details or instructions on installing weep screeds and WRB’s behind stone veneers. I am particularly interested in the transition between a wood framed wall and a block foundation. The stone veneer would be running continuously from the wall over the foundation. I have had a building inspector tell me that they want to see a weep screed in this transition zone. This does make sense to me because this screed is being sandwiched between the foundation and wall veneer thus defeating its purpose. I think the inspectors are trying to use the logic behind brick veneer flashing in this zone and not realizing manufactured stone is a different animal with no air space between the wall and product. Most of the manufactured stone installation instructions are vague in regards to weep screeds and flashings. In fact the details I have seen show the screed as the final termination instead of this sandwich situation.
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