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NCMA Solutions Center: How can you evaluate water repellency of a concrete masonry unit?

February 17, 2020

From NCMA eNewsFebruary 13, 2020 The water repellency characteristics of a concrete masonry unit can be evaluated using simplistic field methods (Water Droplet Test) or more involved laboratory test methods (Spray Bar Test and Water Uptake test). For more information on test methods, see TEK 19-07, “Characteristics of Concrete Masonry Units with Integral Water Repellent.”
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NCMA Solutions Center: What can I do to prevent termite infiltration in a building?

January 3, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJanuary 2, 2020 Termites can cause extensive damage to a building structure and concrete masonry is one of the best products available for termite resistance. Along with incorporating concrete masonry in building construction, other strategies include minimizing cracks in walls and slabs, providing access to inspect for termite tunnels, and removing all wood…
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