Good Practice in Concrete Masonry Wall Construction

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Title: Good Practice in Concrete Masonry Wall Construction

Author(s): Kenneth C. Tippy

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 38

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Appears on pages(s): 317-328

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Date: 2/1/1942

Abstract:
Discusses some of the less understood but important details of concrete masonry wall construction details which represent the difference between ordinary and good construction - strong, durable, and watertight; the need for preshrinkage of moisture-laden masonry units before laying in a wall; the use of the proper mortar; adequate footings and foundations; use of orooer lintels and sills: oartitions tied to exterior walls; expansion and contraction joint; precautions with parapet and flashings and with drains and water-proofing practice,