A question to masonry experts (Harold Sprague et al),
I have a building under construction where the mason installed the anchor
bolts without the 1 inch grout space around them. The wall is a three story
concrete block and is up 2-1/2 stories. The inspector caught it while
inspecting the wall at the 2-1/2 story level and the bolts are at the 2nd and
3rd floor levels. Are there any ways of accepting these bolts (two 7/8" @ 16"
o.c.) if they meet a "certain" criteria? (load test, calculation, etc.)
Oshin Tosounian, S.E.