Quality Control of Thermoplastic Waterstop Joints

by Edward R. Fisk, (F.ASCE), Dir.; Construction Services, VTN Consolidated, Inc., Irvine, Calif., and Instr., Construction Administration and Inspection, Orange Coast Coll., Costa Mesa, Calif.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 39-55


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: A method of selecting, specifying, and inspecting polyvinyl chloride waterstop joints in concrete hydraulic structures to assure quality control under a zero-defects welded-joint concept is presented. Emphasis is placed upon basing selection of waterstop section on construction as well as design criteria. A set of quality control criteria is specified, and a special pen-knife test is described. Sample specification data are included as a means of providing the inspector with the proper tools for quality assurance.

Subject Headings: Quality control | Joints | Hydraulic structures | Water quality | Inspection | Chloride | Concrete | Concrete structures

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