Tag Archive for Tag: Clay Masonry Units

Tag: Clay Masonry Units Specifications of Clay Masonry Units

Clay masonry units are specified in accordance with the required appearance and durability (refer to the summary table at the end of this section). • The required appearance determines whether the units need to conform to C62 or to C216. Under C216, the required dimensional tolerances determine the Type (FBS or FBX). • The required durability and freeze-thaw resistance determine

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Tag: Clay Masonry Units Visual and Serviceability Characteristics of Clay Masonry Units

The following characteristics are covered by ASTM C62 (Standard Specification for Building Brick) or by ASTM C216 (Standard Specification for Facing Brick): • Dimensional tolerances • Durability • Freeze-thaw resistance • Appearance   Different ASTM requirements for clay masonry units are summarized in a table at the end of this section, and are described in more detail below:1. Dimensional tolerances for building brick (ASTM C62)

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Tag: Clay Masonry Units Clay Masonry Units

Geology Associated with Clay Masonry Units Clay masonry units are formed of clay, a sedimentary mineral. Clay is found in the form of surface clay, shale (naturally compressed and hardened clay), or fire clay (deeper clays). In the United States, clay is found primarily in central Texas and the east coast, although small amounts are found in sedimentary deposits throughout the country. Chemistry Associated

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