Accession Number:

ADA064860

Title:

Tests of Brick-Veneer Walls and Closures for Resistance to Floodwaters.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Floodwaters are a problem and expense to the owners of many homes and commercial buildings. It is important to determine expedient, feasible, and effective ways of floodproofing buildings which are subject to potential flooding. This study is limited to the common brick-veneer wall. The limited tests run show that there are answers to the floodproofing problem and that effective procedures can be established which will allow brick-veneer walls to structurally support any reasonable water depth. It is not advisable to develop a system for reducing flow of water through walls and depend on it without first testing it for performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE