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Chapter 9 Masonry

Masonry (CASE Guidelines)

Item

Scope

1. Material Certification

2. Mixing of Mortar and Grout

Inspect proportioning, mixing and retempering of mortar and grout.

3.

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.

11. Other:

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