Behind all of our masonry veneer finishes we install drainage mats which are used to drain water and protect the masonry veneer finish.
With Drainage Mats
Drainage mats installed behind the masonry veneer finishes allows water to drain down and out from the small groves created by the drainage mat. Having this small space allows air to flow through the matting which dries any moisture resting on the surface
Without Drainage Mats
Masonry veneer finishes without a drainage mat allows water to accumulate between the veneer finish and the wall sheathing. Water in this area can lead to cracking and chipping of the grout, and overtime lead to further issues with the masonry veneer finish.