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Enhancing Architectural Appeal: Exploring Sto Masonry Veneer Engineered Systems (MVES)

Today’s designers, architects, contractors, and building owners demand high-performing complete wall systems that combine multiple aesthetics with a high-performing building envelope, typically achieved with various control layers, like those offered by Sto Masonry Veneer Engineered Systems (MVES). Durable and aesthetically appealing masonry makes it an ideal cladding in many construction types. As exterior designs increasingly include combinations of multiple aesthetics, the compatibility and continuity of the building envelope are crucial to achieving a high-performing and long-lasting building. Today’s architects, builders, and building owners demand more than aesthetics.

Sto Masonry Veneer Engineered Systems (MVES) offer solutions allowing designers to achieve the look and performance they seek. These systems also allow for a vast array of building facade textures and colors while maintaining a continuous building envelope to help ensure a sustainable, energy-efficient building.

Sto Masonry Veneer Engineered Systems

Sto Masonry Veneer Engineered Systems (MVES) are fully engineered and tested systems that include the various control layers of the building envelope to ensure compatibility for a long-lasting, durable structure. Sto performed rigorous system-level structural, fire, and wind-load testing to ensure code-compliant and high-performing systems for any construction type.

All Sto’s MVES include the following components:

StoGuard® Air and Water-Resistive Barrier

The StoGuard® Air and Water-Resistive Barrier provides long-term protection against moisture intrusion and promotes excellent indoor air quality, unlike building wrap typically used in traditional masonry cladding, which can tear, puncture, or rip.

StoColl

High-performing, polymer-modified StoColl Portland cement thin set masonry veneer adhesive provides superior freeze-thaw resistance and high bond strength.

MVES Allows for Multiple Facades to Single System Designs

Sto Masonry Veneer Engineered Systems (MVES) allows architects and builders to apply a combination of masonry veneers like thin brick, natural stone, cultured stone, or ceramic tiles, along with a vast array of colors and textures coatings provided by Sto’s high-performance finishes, to their fully engineered and tested systems. The system type depends on the building’s performance needs (e.g., a continuous insulation system (EIFS), traditional stucco, cement board stucco, or rainscreen systems)).

Sto’s EIFS, stucco, cement board stucco and rainscreen systems include StoTherm® ci MVES, StoPowerwall DrainScreen MVES, StoQuik Silver DrainScreen MVES, StoPowerwall ExtraSeal MVES, and StoVentec for masonry veneer facades.

The systems provide several significant benefits:

  • Durability
  • Water and vapor protection
  • Complete compatibility with other Sto architectural surfaces or systems

StoTherm® ci MVES

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Sto Products: StoTherm® ci, StoTherm® ci MVES with stone, StoGuard®

White Castle built their largest restaurant with a combination of StoTherm® systems to provide superior protection against Florida’s frequent tropical storms and hurricanes while still being able to match the White Castle restaurants’ stucco and stone aesthetics.

Light-weight, energy-efficient StoTherm® ci MVES incorporates continuous exterior insulation to meet the most stringent energy codes. It also complies with NFPA 268 and 285 standards for Types I-IV construction, IBC, IRC, IECC (2012, 2015, 2018), ASHRAE 90.1-2016, and passed the ASTM E119 1-hour load-bearing rated assembly.

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  1. Structural Wall Assembly
  2. Air and Water-Resistive Barrier
  3. Sto RapidGuard® sheathing joints and corners, flashings, and rough opening protections
  4. Sto RapidGuard® static joints and seams
  5. StoGuard® Conformable Membrane
  6. Adhesive: Sto TurboStick
  7. Insulation: DuPont™ Panel Core 20/ ST-100 – XPS
  8. Mesh: Sto 6 oz. Reinforcing Mesh
  9. Basecoat: Sto Primer/Adhesive
  10. Attachment: Fastener by others
  11. Masonry Veneer Adhesive: StoColl
  12. Masonry Veneer Grout
  13. Masonry Veneer, thin brick, thin natural stone, ceramic tile, or manufactured stone in conformance with applicable building code requirements

StoPowerwall® MVES

StoPowerwall® MVES is a three-coat stucco system with superior impact resistance:

  1. Air and Water-Resistive Barrier – Wall Membrane: Sto Gold Coat® – Substrate Drive
  2. Sto RapidGuard®: sheathing joints and corners, flashing and rough opening protection
  3. Sto RapidGuard®: Static Joints and Seams
  4. Dynamic Joints: StoGuard® Conformable Membrane
  5. Movement Joints and Substrate Transitions: StoGuard® Transition Membrane
  6. Code Compliant Paper or Felt WRB
  7. Code Compliant Metal Lath
  8. Stucco Scratch Coat: StoPowerwall Stucco
  9. Stucco Brown Coat: StoPowerwall Stucco
  10. Masonry Veneer Adhesive: StoColl
  11. Masonry Veneer Grout
  12. Masonry Veneer, thin brick, thin natural stone, ceramic tile, or manufactured stone in conformance with applicable building code requirements

StoPowerwall® DrainScreen® MVES

StoPowerwall® DrainScreen® MVES includes Sto DrainScreen for advanced moisture management. The Sto DrainScreen drainage mat provides additional ventilation to evacuate incidental moisture. It complies with IRC, IBC, IECC (2012, 2015, 2018), and NFPA 285 for Types I-V construction.

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  1. Air and Water-Resistive Barrier – Wall Membrane: Sto Gold Coat®– Substrate Drive
  2. Sto RapidGuard®: sheathing joints and corners, flashing and rough opening protection
  3. Sto RapidGuard®: Static Joints and Seams
  4. Dynamic Joints: StoGuard® Conformable Membrane
  5. Movement Joints and Substrate Transitions: StoGuard® Transition Membrane
  6. Code Compliant Paper or Felt WRB
  7. Drainage: Sto DrainScreen 6mm
  8. Code Compliant Metal Lath
  9. Stucco Scratch Coat: StoPowerwall Stucco
  10. Stucco Brown Coat: StoPowerwall Stucco
  11. Masonry Veneer Adhesive: StoColl
  12. Masonry Veneer Grout
  13. Masonry Veneer, thin brick, thin natural stone, ceramic tile, or manufactured stone in conformance with applicable building code requirements

StoQuik® Silver DrainScreen® MVES

StoQuik® Silver DrainScreen® MVES is a fast and easy-to-install, superior impact-resistant system with Sto DrainScreen® technology to promote drainage and drying of the wall system. StoQuik® Silver DrainScreen® MVES complies with IBC, IRC, IECC (2012, 2015, 2018), and NFPA 285 for Types l-V construction – an ideal design solution for residential, low-rise commercial or institutional buildings

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  1. Structural Wall Assembly
  2. Air and Water-Resistive Barrier – Wall Membrane: Sto Gold Coat® – Substrate Drive
  3. Sto RapidGuard®: Sheathing Joints and Corners, Flashing and Rough Opening
  4. Static Joints and Seams: Sto RapidGuard®
  5. Dynamic Joints: StoGuard® Conformable Membrane
  6. Dynamic Joints: StoGuard® Conformable Membrane
  7. Drainage: Sto DrainScreen® 6mm
  8. PermaBase™ Cement Board ASTM C 1325 (min. ½ inch or 13 mm)
  9. Joint Reinforcement: StoGuard® Fabric 9
  10. Joint Reinforcement Air & Water-Resistive Barrier – Wall Membrane: Sto Gold Coat® – Substrate Driven
  11. Skim Coat: StoColl
  12. Masonry Veneer Adhesive: StoColl
  13. Masonry Veneer Grout
  14. Masonry Veneer

StoPowerwall® – ExtraSeal MVES

StoPowerwall ExtraSeal MVES is a direct applied portland cement stucco wall system with Adhered Masonry Veneer (AMV) – thin brick, natural stone, ceramic tile, or manufactured stone. Sto ExtraSeal offers air and moisture protection with the strength and durability of Portland cement stucco.

  1. Air and Water-Resistive Barrier – Wall Membrane: Sto ExtraSeal®
  2. StoGuard Detail Component – Flashing and Rough Opening Protection, Penetrations: Sto RapidGuard®
  3. StoGuard Detail Component- Static Joints and Seams: Sto RapidGuard®
  4. StoGuard Detail Component- Dynamic Joints: StoGuard Conformable Membrane
  5. Stucco Scratch Coat: Sto ExtraSeal®
  6. Stucco Brown Coat: StoPowerwall Stucco
  7. Masonry veneer adhesive: StoColl
  8. Masonry Veneer Grout
  9. Masonry Veneer

StoVentec® for Masonry Veneer Facades

Drained, fully-engineered, back-ventilated StoVentec for masonry veneer facades Rainscreen® wall system features a thin brick facade. The complete system includes continuous insulation, sub-construction, and air and water-resistive barrier. StoVentec for masonry veneer facades combines the high performance of the StoVentec rainscreen system with the durability of thin brick masonry veneer.

  1. Structural Wall Assembly
  2. Air & Moisture Barrier – Wall Membrane: Sto AirSeal® – Substrate Driven
  3. Air & Moisture Barrier – Sheathing Joints & Corners: Sto RapidGuard®
  4. Air & Moisture Barrier – Rough Opening Protection: Sto RapidGuard®
  5. Air & Moisture Barrier – Flashing and Penetration: Sto RapidGuard®
  6. Air & Moisture Barrier – Dynamic Joints and Seams: StoGuard Transition Membrane
  7. Insulation: Owens Corning Thermafiber® Rainbarrier 45
  8. Sub-construction: StoVentro Subconstruction
  9. Carrier Board: StoVentec® Carrier Board A+
  10. Primer: StoPrime
  11. Base Coat: Sto Primer/Adhesive
  12. Reinforcing Mesh: Sto 6 oz. Mesh
  13. Masonry Veneer Adhesive: StoColl
  14. Masonry Veneer Grout (by others)
  15. Masonry Veneer (by others)

StoTherm ci MVES Case Studies

Sunnyslope High School Phoenix, AZ

Sto products used: StoTherm ci MVES

Encompass Health Owasso, OK

Sto products used: StoPanel Classic NExT ci and StoTherm ci MVES

PayCom Headquarters Grapevine, TX

Sto products used: StoTherm ci and StoTherm ci MVES

The Benefits of Sto Masonry Veneer Engineered Systems

Sto Masonry Veneer Engineered Systems provides architects and builders with multiple options for combining masonry veneer surfaces (natural stone, thin brick, cultured stone, or ceramic tiles ) and Sto’s high-performance finishes with Sto fully engineered EIFS, stucco, or cement board systems: StoTherm® ci MVES, StoPowerwall DrainScreen MVES, StoQuik Silver DrainScreen MVES, StoPowerwall ExtraSeal MVES, and StoVentec for masonry veneer facades. Together, the Sto products create one complete system to ensure the continuity and compatibility of the building envelope and the designer’s and building owners’ aesthetic goals.

Contact Sto today for more on how Sto MVES and specialty finishes can help you achieve all your building’s performance and aesthetic goals.

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