Accession Number : AD0731353

Title :   Measuring Water Permeability of Masonry Walls.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Apr 71,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hochman,Harry

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Dunwell procedure for determining the water permeability of masonry walls was modified so that it improved reproducibility, decreased the testing time from 3 to 4 days to less than one hour and did not mar the painted surface. These improvements resulted from the elimination of the possibility of air entrapment in the reservoir and finding a sealant that produces a leak-free system immediately and could be washed off with common solvents. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WALLS, PERMEABILITY), WATER, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, MEASUREMENT, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE