What Does Durawall Mean?
Definition of Durawall in Construction
Explanation: A product that is comprised of steel wire, connected in a fashion that provides a strong bond between masonry block.
Durawall comes in various sizes and thicknesses of wire, depending upon the application. Larger size block requires wider durawall and heavier more structurally dependent walls will require more durawall of a heavier makeup. Durawall allows a masonry wall to act as a singular unit of modular block construction and creates a much stronger type of system.
Without the use of this product, the forces within a masonry wall, would not be equally distributed throughout the wall and would reduce the usage of a masonry system to support heavy loads. Durawall is a common masonry product and is normally submitted as a shop drawing or submittal during the initiation of the project.