WE27 - Troubleshooting Masonry Cracks and Movement

Wednesday, January 22 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM | Room N225, North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center « Back

How do you know what caused the crack in your building, and what type of fix you should use? It might be structural loads, thermal expansion, moisture-related movement, or foundation issues. Evaluation of the types of cracks you might find in a masonry wall and simple procedures used to diagnose the cause of cracks will be covered. This seminar will concentrate on crack repair, and the different methods available to make sure you have the right solution to your cracking problem.

  1. Clarify the different types of cracks that might be found in masonry walls (structural loads, thermal expansion, moisture-related movement and foundation issues)
  2. Explore brick masonry expansion, concrete block shrinkage, and the different types of movement joints for accommodating expansion and shrinkage
  3. Assess different methods to monitor masonry cracks to determine if a crack is active or dormant
  4. Examine common crack repair methods and determine when to use each type of repair


Credits: 3.0 hours AIA/CES LU|HSW, PDH, MCAA, DBPR/CILB No. 0608721


Education Tracks: Masonry

Event Type: WOC 3-Hour Seminars > Session


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