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- From: "Joe Venuti" <jovenengr(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
- Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 23:21:20 -0700
I have a CMU building to repair where somebody drove a car into the wall by accident. The unique situation: built around 1965 -1970
Building is 25’ x 75’ w/ 10 high walls w/ wood trusses spanning wall to wall, no anchorage I presume. No plans of coarse, 8” cmu W/ # 5’s
@ 48”oc solid grout above 32” and only cells w/steel below that level. A piece of typical 4” wide window flashing is installed horizontally
@ the block joint my guess around the entire building. I have to write a report about the structural integrity of the structure due to the car
breaking through the wall. I will disclose what I have found, but the question is what else would you recommend or disclose??
If I verify that the grout is only @ rebar below 32” then what ? If we assume the flashing paper is a shear plane around the building
You will have no bond @ end joints but bond is there @ both faces of block. No windows or doors in long walls just short direction.
Any ideas on what else if anything you would look into ?
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