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):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE