Brick Test East Lansing MI

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 East Lansing.

A & A Construction
(517) 367-0000
1039 1/2 S Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, MI
 
Able Concrete Inc
(517) 371-4855
1305 S Cedar St Ste 105
Lansing, MI
 
Bashore Marco Masonry Inc
(517) 393-9704
6237 Aurelius Rd
Lansing, MI
 
Bornor Restoration Inc
(517) 482-1625
525 Filley St
Lansing, MI
 
Alpha & Omega
(517) 349-8660
3654 Okemos Rd
Lansing, MI
 
R J Masonry
(517) 455-0099
1535 Linval St
Lansing, MI
 
Tozier'S Chimney Sweeping
(517) 372-7805
6141 Beechfield Dr Apt 203
Lansing, MI
 
Contractor'S Wall Repair Inc
(517) 882-8483
5218 South Waverly Road
Lansing, MI
 
Hanneman & Fineis Concrete Construction Inc
(517) 371-4053
16101 S US Highway 27 Ste 6
Lansing, MI
 
Kennedy Masonry Inc
(517) 322-9310
6554 Sloan Hwy
Lansing, MI
 

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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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