Brick Test Warren 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 Warren.

A Ct
(586) 772-1660
25530 SchoenheRR Rd
Warren, MI
 
Builder Mike
(586) 446-4640
11193 E 13 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
 
Silverado Construction Inc
(586) 758-2600
2055 E 9 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
 
K C Masonry And Concrete Impressions
(586) 795-9401
6345 Product Dr
Sterling Heights, MI
 
Giannola Masonry Co
(586) 792-2070
35086 Cordelia St
Clinton Township, MI
 
Debacker & Sons
(586) 775-8700
21750 Schmeman Ave
Warren, MI
 
Expert Construction Co
(586) 293-0920
31056 Shawn Dr
Warren, MI
 
Marcel Construction
(586) 757-8392
26242 Grobbel Ave
Warren, MI
 
Unique Pools & Masonry
(586) 610-9939
33567 Ryan Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
 
Stone Doctor
(248) 698-3161
White Lake Twp
Sterling Heights, 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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