Moisture Penetration of Solid Facing Brick Walls

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Translation, National Research Council of Canada; Volume 618
Physical description27 p.
Subjectsolid walls; clay bricks; masonry construction; rain penetration; Brick; Moisture performance
AbstractIn brief, the rules for building watertight masonry are given in this paper as follows: 1. All the joints should be grouted completely; each brick should be surrounded by an unbroken watertight layer of mortar. 2. The brick should have a water suction of between 10 and 30 gm. when one of its flat sides is immersed 3 mm. in water for one minute. More porous facing bricks must be soaked. 3. A mortar, which has a high cement content and which is mixed in a mixer at the building site, should be used. A suitable mixture, in parts by volume, is as follows: 1 cement + 1 lime + 6-7 sand or 1 cement + 1/2 lime + 4.5-5 sand.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number804
NPARC number20331392
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-10-03
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