Brick Test Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo.

TheBrickMasters.com
(586) 246-7848
137 Miller St.
Mount Clemens, MI
 
Hanneman & Fineis Concrete Construction Inc
(517) 371-4053
16101 S US Highway 27 Ste 6
Lansing, MI
 
Leidal And Heart Mason Contractors
(734) 622-8485
101 E Keech
Ann Arbor, MI
 
B & D Drywall Supply Inc
(586) 463-7774
44700 N Groesbeck Hwy
Clinton Township, MI
 
Silverado Construction Inc
(586) 758-2600
2055 E 9 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
 
Alpha & Omega
(517) 349-8660
3654 Okemos Rd
Lansing, MI
 
DAVE BUHLER MASONRY INC
(810) 639-1887
PO BOX 363
FLUSHING, MI
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Stone Doctor
(248) 698-3161
White Lake Twp
Sterling Heights, MI
 
Quadratic Masonry Llc
(734) 663-9646
3877 Albert Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Able Concrete Inc
(517) 371-4855
1305 S Cedar St Ste 105
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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