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Monthly Archives: July 2019

How a North Carolina home used block to rise again

July 29, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 25, 2019 When Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States last summer, Ashley Jones, a Washington Park, North Carolina resident, evacuated her home and found refuge at her parents' house. A few days after the mega storm, she paid her house a visit -- via kayak. And, upon discovering…
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NCMA Solutions Center: Are there ways to clean CMU walls?

July 19, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 18, 2019 Yes, there are in general three ways a masonry assemble can be cleaned; water cleaning, abrasive cleaning, and using some form of chemical. Water cleaning method is effective for simple stains resulting from dirt, mild efflorescence, grease stains etc. Water cleaning can be done with or without pressure washing tools…
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Industry ASTM standard revised

July 19, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 18, 2019 A standard utilized by the concrete products industry, C887 - Standard Specification for Packaged, Dry, Combined Materials for Surface Bonding Mortar, has been revised to C887-19 developed by Committee C12.06, To see the revision, click here.
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NEW! Assessment & Retrofit of Masonry Structures

July 13, 2019

From TMS E-NewsletterJuly 11, 2019 The Masonry Society is proud to release Assessment and Retrofit of Masonry Structures by Ahmad A. Hamid and Michael Schuller.  This new book is a practical and current guide on evaluating, testing, and repairing existing masonry. Hundreds of color photographs combined with a number of case studies make this book both…
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