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Brick Test Cary NC

I have received test data from the manufacturer of the brick I selected for a new building. How do I read the test data? What is important and what isn't important? There are several items that I would examine on the brick test data in Cary.

Stonebridge Yards
(919) 267-5121
109 Parkcanyon Ln
Cary, NC
 
Carolina Stone Setting
(919) 467-4693
603 Page St
Cary, NC
 
Residential Construction Services Inc
(919) 467-4335
118 E State Ave
Cary, NC
 
Bill Ibison Stone Company Llc
(919) 851-3835
2509 Piney Plains Rd
Cary, NC
 
Vandergriff Masonry
(919) 906-0741
11457 Claybank Place
Raleigh, NC
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Byrd & Goff Construction Co
(919) 854-0800
202 Travis Park
Cary, NC
 
Pinnacle Masonry Inc
(919) 469-4522
101 Brady Ct Ste A
Cary, NC
 
Vertical Walls
(919) 468-0313
104 Woodwinds Industrial Ct Ste D
Cary, NC
 
American Chimney Sweep Co A
(919) 467-5088
303 Trappers Run Dr
Cary, NC
 
Moore'S Masonry Contracting
(919) 361-3060
5505 Kemmont Dr
Durham, NC
 

Brick Test

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: April 1, 1994

I have received test data from the manufacturer of the brick I selected for a new building. How do I read the test data? What is important and what isn't important? There are several items that I would examine on the brick test data. In freeze/thaw environments the units should be Grade SW. A Grade SW brick must have an average maximum cold water absorption of 17% with a maximum individual value of 20%. The maximum average saturation coefficient is 0.78 with the maximum individual value of 0.80. Saturation coefficient is sometimes referred to as C/B because it represents the ratio of the cold water absorption divided by the absorption after 5 hours of boiling. In areas not normally subjected to freeze/thaw deterioration, Grade MW bricks can be used. The above values are increased for MW brick to an average maximum absorption of 22% and maximum individual value of 25% and an average maximum saturation coefficient of 0.88 and a maximum individual value of 0.90. The saturation coefficient can be waived if the average cold water absorption is less than 8% with at most one unit between 8% to 10%. The requirements for both water absorption and saturation coefficient can be waived if the units pass the freezing and thawing test described in ASTM C 67.Minimum compressive strength values also are set for durability.

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