Control Joints Regulate Effects of Volume Change in Concrete Masonry

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Title: Control Joints Regulate Effects of Volume Change in Concrete Masonry

Author(s): G. A. Mansfield, C. A. Sirrine, and Benjamin Wilk

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 54

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 59-70

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 7/1/1957

Abstract:
Practical and easily applied methods of control jointing in use throughout Michigan virtually eliminate visible evidence of volume change in concrete masonry. If used whereever points of weakness are expected to develop noticable cracking, these precautionary measures act to regulate crack location in a satisfactory and acceptable manner. Undesireable fractures in concrete masonry will occur rarely, if at all, when good construction practice embodying an effective control joint procedure, is followed in conjunction with structurally adaquate design and proper architectural details.