Moisture penetration of brick masonry panels

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Journal titleASTM Bulletin
Pages3943; # of pages: 5
Subjectbrickwork; rain penetration; mortar; leakages; properties of materials; Brick; Masonry
AbstractLarge brick masonry panels of several types of bricks and two mortars were tested for moisture penetration by spraying water on one face and maintaining an air-pressure difference across the panel to simulate wind and rain. The resistance of the panels to moisture penetration varied greatly and depended on the properties of the brick and mortar in combination. Leakage occurred at the brick-mortar interface, and in some cases through the bricks. Information on the influence of air pressure on leakage and on the influence of wall thickness on leakage was obtained. Working properties of the materials affected the bricklayer' s technique of constructing the panels. The effect on moisture penetration of weathering panels by outdoor exposure was also studied.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5999
NPARC number20375839
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Record identifier951a2d81-ffe3-4570-a8bc-e613754150d9
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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