Mortar Break® is designed to prevent mortar droppings from blocking and clogging base wall and head joint drainage channels for 1” (25mm) cavity wall applications.
A. Install mortar deflection devices as part of masonry wall construction and in accordance with manufacturer’s installation instructions.
B. Install in cavities at [all through wall masonry flashings with weep holes.] [locations detailed on Drawings.]
C. Place deflection strips horizontally and diagonally directly on flashings.
Cavity Wall – Inside Corner
Cavity Wall – Outside Corner (With Mortar Break)
Cavity Wall – Base
Cavity Wall – Window Head
Cavity Wall – Shelf Angle
Cavity Wall – Steel Beam
Cavity Wall – Metal Stud with Brick
Mortar Break & Mortar Break II Specification
Mortar Break & Mortar Break II Data Sheet
Mortar Break & Mortar Break II Data Sheet (Spanish)
Mortar Break AIS Sheet
Mortar Break LEED Sheet
Hughes Associates Letter – NFPA 285
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