Chapter 9 Masonry
Masonry (CASE Guidelines)
1. Material Certification
2. Mixing of Mortar and Grout
Inspect proportioning, mixing and retempering of mortar and grout.
Installation of Masonry
Inspect size, layout, bonding and placement of masonry units.
4. Mortar Joints
Inspect construction of mortar joints including tooling and filling of head joints.
5. Reinforcement Installation
Inspect placement, positioning and lapping of reinforcing steel.
Inspect welding of reinforcing steel.
6. Prestressed Masonry
Inspect placement, anchorage and stressing of prestressing bars.
7. Grouting Operations
Inspect placement and consolidation of grout. Inspect masonry clean-outs for high-lift grouting.
7. Weather Protection
Inspect cold weather protection and hot weather protection procedures. Verify that wall cavities are protected against precipitation.
9. Evaluation of Masonry Strength
Test compressive strength of mortar and grout cube samples (ASTM C780). Test compressive strength of masonry prisms (ASTM C1314).
10. Anchors and Ties
Inspect size, location, spacing and embedment of dowels, anchors and ties.