Masonry and Concrete
The only all-inclusive, accessible reference for all aspects of building with masonry and concrete for residential purposes - ideal for residential builders, contractors, remodelers, and other professionals Part of the Complete Construction Series, this design-it, specify-it, and build-it source aids decision-making and construction performance by illustrating and explaining the function and behavior of each material Provides problem-avoiding insights into installation, construction, storage, and cleaning techniques - filled with tables, graphs, and over 100 illustrations
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Page 377 - ... corrosion — the chemical or electrochemical reaction between a material, usually a metal, and its environment that produces a deterioration of the material and its properties.
Page 376 - C140. 3.3 concrete masonry units — hollow or solid masonry units made from portland cement and suitable aggregates, such as sand, crushed stone, gravel, cinders, burned clay or shale, or blast furnace slag. 3.4 coordinating dimension — a modular dimension for masonry or masonry openings in dimensional coordination, including allowances for joint clearances and tolerances. (For example, vertical coordination based on masonry units with three...
Page 382 - ... ASTM Specifications C 270, C 476 or BIA Ml-72. Fat mortar: Mortar containing a high percentage of cementitious components; it is a sticky mortar which adheres to a trowel. High-bond mortar: Mortar that develops higher bond strengths with masonry units than normally developed with conventional mortar. Lean mortar: Mortar that is deficient in cementitious components; it is usually harsh and difficult to spread. Net section: The minimum cross-section of the member under consideration. Usually, the...
Page 382 - Quicklime. — A calcined material, the major part of which is calcium oxide or calcium oxide in natural association with a lesser amount of magnesium oxide, capable of slaking with water.
Page 381 - Ca(OH)2 formed by acetylene generation from calcium carbide (CaC2), water treatment sludges, etc. lime mortar — a lime putty mixed with an aggregate, suitable for masonry purposes. lime putty — the product obtained by slaking quicklime with water according to the directions of the manufacturer or by mixing hydrated lime and water to a desired consistency.
Page 382 - A hydraulic cement for use in mortars for masonry construction, containing one or more of the following materials: portland cement, portland blast-furnace slag cement, portland-pozzolan cement, natural cement, slag cement or hydraulic lime; and in addition usually containing one or more materials such as hydrated lime, limestone, chalk, calcareous shell, talc, slag, or clay, as prepared for this purpose.