Over the past ten years, the terra cotta industry has made a resurgence as a modern cladding material due to its resilience, sustainability and durability. In this article, architectural engineer Brett Laureys discusses the history, attributes, distress mechanisms, restoration, advancements, and future of terra cotta as well as specific project examples on a variety of structures.
This article originally appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of Applicator, the trade magazine from the Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute. Learn more at SWRIonline.org.
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