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Re: Non destructive testing

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] Ask Pioneer Masonry.  Just guessing, but would expect thermal and acoustic properties to be different if it's hollow.  Maybe thermal infrared photography during the coldest part of the 24 hr day.  If all else fails, try tapping on it with a hammer, like the "tap" test for brick facades.  Just some thoughts.

An engineer told me once he had returned to the office, only to find his tape missing.  When he returned to the job site, the contractor was caught in the act of removing all the steel from the masonry block wall, loading it back in the truck for the next job.  Talk about recycling!

Shenanigans happen, and not only in Texas.

James Bela

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.

Thank you.

David A. Hall, S.E., P.E.
Senior Structural Engineer
David Evans and Associates, Inc.
2828 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97201
503-499-0280
Fax 503-223-2701
E-Mail dahl(--nospam--at)deainc.com
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