Trouble Shooting ChemicaLly Resistant Masonry

by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., Pres.; C.C.R.M., Inc., Havertown, Pa.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 5, Pg. 68-71

Document Type: Feature article


This paper is a series of case histories showing specifically how lack of understanding of the nature of the materials and their proper uses has caused failure in design, specification, inspection and installation of these structural materials. Examples range from ceramic tile paving on the sidewalk of a city street, brick (or tile) dairy floors, interior wall lining of a chemical/waste collection and holding tank, unsuitable concrete construction in several different tank exposures, improper concrete floor construction in an electrical equipment manufacturing plant, to problems with silicate monolithic floor topping in a steel mill.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Material failures | Floors | Steel construction | Construction equipment | Chemicals | Masonry | Case studies

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