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Testing + Evaluation

14 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
(212) 505 1133

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      Testing+Evaluation Services

      Masonry, Stone and Terra Cotta Investigation

      We provide, in conformance with applicable listed standards, testing of existing building components and materials, including:

      Characterization of building facades:
      • Depth/Thickness of masonry and/or stone using impact-echo (ASTM C1383).

      Deficiency Detection in building facades:
      • Infrared Thermography to detect patterns of differential heating, indicating potential voids or water retention (following ASTM C1060).
      • Detection of Corroded Ferrous Anchors/Wall Ties using the mass magnetic probe technique (non-destructive).
      • Missing Grout Detection in CMU using ground penetrating radar (ASTM D6432).
      • Delamination/Void Detection in masonry and/or stone using impact-echo (ASTM C1383).
      • Visual Inspection of Internal Concealed Conditions using a fiber optic borescope and high intensity light source.

      Materials testing of samples:
      • Absorption and/or Saturation Coefficient (ASTM C67) of brick.
      • Absorption (ASTM C97) of dimension stone.
      • Water Vapor Transmission Rate (ASTM E96) of stone.
      • Identification of stone.

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