Podcast 417: PRO TALK With Restoration Specialist Bob Kelly
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Mark Petersen talks with Bob Kelly, restoration specialist, inventor, and owner of WickRight Inc.
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The Fine Homebuilding podcast is recording a second weekly podcast focusing on the issues facing contractors and professional tradespeople. In this episode, Bob Kelly talks about the types of masonry wall assemblies that he works on most and explains why so many of these walls are collecting and filling up with water. He describes the systems and products he’s invented to dry out masonry wall assemblies and eliminate water intrusion, mold growth, and structural rot. Mark and Bob discuss the differences between the way modern and vintage buildings are built and how a lack of understanding of the materials used in both new construction and in the repairs of older buildings can result in disastrous consequences. Bob also explains when he chooses to seal brick, block, and stone, and why he’s never been a fan of split-face block.
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