Orange Park, FL (PRWEB) May 22, 2014
An apartment may look so trendy and fanciful, but one of the factors that determine safety, is the presence of provision for ventilation. When there is enough airflow in and out of apartments, people don’t get affected often by diseases that spread through air. This is because the bad air does not get banked up inside the house for a long time. Additionally, proper ventilation allows air to pass through the bricks from time to time to protect the building envelope. Though there is a widespread belief that brick vents would spoil the appearance of a building, the results they produce are worth taking that risk. “Lloyd Industries” of Florida has recently introduced brick vents (model BVC) made of high corrosion resistant alloy which stops water from entering the building. Similarly, (model BEV) gives a beautiful appearance to the building with overlapping blades with storm drips. This is an advanced model to maximize protection against rain and weather.
In a completely sealed wall, humidity builds up gradually and weakens the masonry. By providing ample space for air to flow through, the structure remains dry throughout the year increasing the life span of the building. While in the process of construction, mortar droppings are very difficult to avoid. When materials like cement form a layer around bricks, the airflow through the brickwork gets interrupted. But, fortunately the gaps in the BEV and BVC models still large enough to allow easy and unstoppable airflow. Tiny insects may gain access through the holes into the house. But remember that ventilation bricks can be treated to keep insects and termites away.
There are bricks introduced by Lloyd Industries that have better designs and shapes than the ones used decades ago. They are equally good at enhancing the appearance of a building as well as protecting the building from developing moisture. People now-a-days have come to understand that even bricks contribute to the beauty of a building. Noise levels are much reduced inside brick buildings more than in concrete buildings. In the event of fire, bricks are strong enough to resist it and thus prove to be a good fire-fighting material. The brickwork should be taken care of properly at regular intervals. It should be inspected for damage, which otherwise can produce unfavorable results. Bricks usually have the nature of absorbing moisture which happens very often in rainy seasons. Accumulation of moisture in the brickwork for a long time will pave ways for moss to develop, which compromises the sturdiness of the structure.
Providing weep holes is an alternative option to ventilate building structures. They are small openings left at the bottom of the brick wall at specified intervals. But leaving such holes is an unpleasant sight and moreover, lets insects to crawl into the house. Weep holes are not as large as the brick vents to allow sufficient amount of air to pass through.
Log on to http://www.firedamper.com and know the current introductions of models on brick vents.