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DIG 343 Simple measuring and monitoring of movement in low-rise buildings: part 1: cracks

Publication Year
1989

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Abstract

Cracks appear in masonry buildings for a variety of reasons. Determining the cause of cracking is usually easier if cracks and movement are monitored. This can establish if there is any deterioration and if there is any seasonal or other pattern. This Digest discusses simple but reliable methods of measurement and recording movement and cracking in low-rise buildings. It gives full details of the recommended methods, comments on others and warns against some inferior techniques.


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