Head Band

Window Sill, Sill Band and Head Band

Window Sill, Sill Band and Head Band

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Window Sill and Head Band

Window Sill and Head Band

(includes general notes about reinforcement)

Cast Stone is stronger than most natural cut building stones and therefore will generally require no reinforcing when used as a replacement for natural cut stone.

When desired, Cast Stone can offer the beauty of natural stone with the structural advantages of precast concrete by including reinforcing bars in the design. Design reinforcement the same as for precast concrete except that wire mesh and reinforcing cage assemblies should not be used. Instead use deformed bars meeting the requirements of ASTM A615. We use grade 60 epoxy-coated bars in all cases where reinforcement is shown.

Where reinforcing is required due to structural stress, temperature changes or safety in handling large pieces, refer to Specification Section on reinforcing.

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Window Sill, Sill Band and Head Band

Window Sill, Sill Band and Head Band

Different type stones, sill, matching sill band and head band are shown.
Sill bands are designed to fit brick coursing with a bevel back to the wall line to match the window sill wash – two anchor slots are provided for tying bands to backing. Use one continuous slot for metal stud wall systems.

Strap anchors are used for anchoring the head band back to the masonry – an alternate detail is shown for tying to steel. Maintain return heads at same depth of section as shown for economy.

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