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- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: wet masonry
- From: <William.Sherman(--nospam--at)CH2M.com>
- Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 19:29:31 -0600
- Accept-language: en-US
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Really? I would say the opposite - you want the masonry units to be dry, except perhaps a light spray in hot, dry climates. One reason you don't need to limit water content of mortar and grout is that the masonry units will absorb some of the water, reducing the effective water/cement ratio and improving the quality of the mortar/grout.
Furthermore, you want dry units to minimize drying shrinkage after placement.
But I believe that the question is "how do you define what is a dry unit vs a wet unit"? I would say that a unit that is moist on the surface due to rain or that shows dark spots due to moisture absorption likely would be a "wet unit"?
CH2M HILL / DEN
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