To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org, David Hall <Dahl(--nospam--at)deainc.com>, Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Subject: Non destructive testing
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 18:02:07 -0500
Spray water on the wall or wait until after a rain. The cells with grout
will be wet and stand out like a sore thumb --- the cells without grout will
be dry and match the color of dry block.
If there is a big argument, drill some 1/4-inch diameter holes where you
suspect there isn't grout. If there isn't grout in the cell, you will bang
your head against the wall after drilling 1-1/4 inches (for 8-inch cmu).
Hope this helps.
A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
David Hall wrote:
>>Does anyone know of a non-destructive method to determine if grout has been
placed in voids of a recently constructed small masonry building.
We suspect shenanigans in Texas.<<