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Testing cement-sand screeds using the BRE screed tester

R. F. Roberts

Testing cement-sand screeds using the BRE screed tester

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Published by Cement and Concrete Association in Slough .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Cover title.

StatementR.F. Roberts.
SeriesC&CA guide, Cement and Concrete Association publication -- 48.057
ContributionsBuilding Research Establishment., Cement and Concrete Association.
The Physical Object
Pagination7p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18206073M
ISBN 10072101349X

Unbonded screed – Not bonded to a base but laid on an isolating layer such as PVC or polyethylene. The best reinforcing for unbonded screeds are polypropylene fibres rather than hex wire. Floating Screed – Laid on a layer of thermal insulation such as expanded polystyrene and/or material for soundproofing.. Bonded Screed – Laid on a supporting structure such as an underlying slab. screed heating element testing procedure 8) make any necessary changes or adjustments. 9) recheck the ohms as was done in step 7. 10) reconnect all wiring and close all electrical boxes. 11) restart the machine and start heating screed to check for proper operation. the following is a chart that can be referenced when checkingFile Size: KB.


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Testing cement-sand screeds using the BRE screed tester by R. F. Roberts Download PDF EPUB FB2

The BRE Drop Hammer test is done to identify areas of a screed that may not be strong enough to withstand the expected load or traffic. The test is increasingly being used by screeding contractors as a routine procedure for ensuring the quality of the screed mix, and as a precautionary quality check to detect any inadequacies in mix proportions, mixing or compaction of the screed.

BRE screed tester: Classification of screed, sampling and acceptance limits (Building Research Establishment information paper) [Pye, P. W] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. BRE screed tester: Classification of screed, sampling and acceptance limits (Building Research Establishment information paper)Author: P.

W Pye. sting Sand/Cement Screeds using the BRE Screed Tester. DESCRIPTION OF SCREED TESTER. The test consists of subjecting the surface of the screed to four consecutive impact blows from a 4 kg weight dropped vertically through a height of 1 m onto a foot of mm2 in area, and then measuring the depth of Size: KB.

The BRE Drop hammer Test is a screed testing method developed by the Building Research Station in the ’, and is now included in the BS Code of Practices for measuring the ‘soundness’ or ‘in-situ crushing resistance’ of screeds.

Soundness of screed is generally defined as the ability of the screed to withstand imposed loads and traffic in service without crushing. Guidance is given on the use of the screed tester for testing floating screeds using a 2kg annular weight in place of the 4kg weight normally used.

This weight is supplied as a standard part of the screed tester kit. The Screed Tester comes complete with a compliance certificate to BS Describes how the BRE Screed Tester can be used to assess the soundness of floor screeds.

It classifies screeds into three categories according to their use, and gives acceptance limits for each category.

Guidance is included on sampling and the interpretation of results. Author. Pye, P. History. Testing Cement-Sand Screeds. Using the BRE screed tester. Classification for soundness Cement-sand screeds should be specified to comply with one of Soundness Categories set out in BRE Information Paper IP 11/ Table 2 gives the maximum allowable indentation depths for categories "A", "B" and "C".

These categories are also recommended in BS The test method consists of subjecting the surface of the screed to four consecutive blows from a 4kg (or 2kg) weight dropped vertically through a height of 1m onto a foot mm² in area, and then measuring the depth of indentation. Overview The BRE Screed Tester is designed to measure the soundness of a sand and cement floor screed.

The device consists of a 1m long, cylindrical guide rod, along which an annular weight of 4kg (or 2kg) travels when released. Buy Testing Cement-Sand Screeds Using the BRE Screed Tester (C&CA Guide) by Testing cement-sand screeds using the BRE screed tester book F.

Roberts (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Screed Doctor Screed Testing Services. With the increasing number of screed failures in theUK, contractors are now taking every step to ensure the quality of their screed meets the expected quality standards.

Lifting and replacing screed during the later stages can be expensive and time consuming. It is important that any flaws or inaccuracies in the screed are spotted at the right stage and necessary. Testing cement-sand screeds using the BRE screed tester book Locate the anvil of the screed tester at the test position in contact with the screed.

Use the bubble on the guide rod to hold the rod vertically. Deliver four successive blows of the test weight to the anvil at the same position on the screed, dropping each time freely using the trigger on the guide rod. After four successive blows measure the depth of the final indentation in the screed using the depth measuring.

Soundness (BRE Screed Test) Annex D and E of BS contains advice on the use of this in situ crushing resistance test on bonded, unbonded and floating screeds. At the base of the hammer is a mm² foot which is designed to indent into the screed.

This indent is then measured after a series of drops by a mechanical or digital gauge. the 2kg weight is intended for use on floating screeds (Category C). BRE Screed Test Kit Use.

Select the correct weight for the screed to be tested and assemble the tester. strengthening and restoration of failed cement/sand screeds to Category A, BS Table 1, (BRE Screed Tester).

PHS penetrates into the defective screed, filling voids and binding loose particles together to provide a high strength material. Uses To re-strengthen and refurbish failed cement/sand screeds to a better than new condition with the.

The test is carried out to identify whether the set and hardened screed is strong enough to withstand the traffic in service, without breaking down. The test can be effectively used for assessing the requirement for remedial measures in cases where the mix proportions, mixing or. BGA Structural Testing are able to undertake screed testing in accordance with the BRE Test method described in BS & A The BRE drop hammer test measures the soundness and the Insitu Crushing Resistance (ISCR) of the screed.

BGA Structural Testing are also able to undertake the bond testing of screeds to the substrate. BRE Drop Hammer Test. How is it used. To identify strength of a screed or screed collapses to determine weakness.

A weight of either kg is dropped at a distance from 1m to strike the face of the screed at varying locations depending on the size of the floor area. A depth gauge is then used to measure the indentations.

The strength of a hardened sand-cement screed can be tested with the “BRE screed tester”. Specifying an acceptance criterion before the start of the job is advisable as this could prevent disputes after completion. The “BRE screed tester” consists essentially of a mass which is dropped on a standard foot piece which is placed on theFile Size: KB.

Measures Screed Soundness as early as 14 days after laying. Description Dense floor screeds which on visual inspection appear to be sound, to withstand imposed loads and traffic, may in fact be sub- ications often state that the cement /sand screed should be semi-dry, a consistency which when manually compressed may result in the lower layers being insufficiently.

Testing Floor Screeds Because of the problems experienced with sand-cement screed flooring, a unique test method was developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the UK. They developed the “BRE Screed Tester” which is a penetrometer type device where a 4-kg mass is dropped 4 times at the same spot from a height of 1 metre on to a circular foot piece.

(BRE Screed Tester). PHS penetrates into the defective screed, filling voids and binding loose particles together to provide a high strength material. Uses To re-strengthen and refurbish failed cement/ sand screeds to a better than new condition with the minimum of down time and disruption to the occupants in heavy use areas such as hospital.

Tests using the BRE Screed Tester soon confirmed that the screed was generally weak and chemical analysis of samples revealed that the material had a cement:sand ratio ranging from to.

This far exceeded the normally acceptable range of to by dry by: 2. lines). If the test shows that the water content has been overdone (i.e. the snowball drips too much) then water reducing admixtures can be used.

Make sure that you’re using the right amount of materials for the space and when applying use a hand-rammer or roller to get the right level of compression.

Testing the screed 14 days after. Screed Testing Screed Strength Testing BRE Drop Hammer Test The strength testing method for FlexiDry Floor Screeds is a BRE drop hammer test in compliance with the current standard of BS The device consists of a 1m long cylindrical guide rod a long which an annular weight of 4kg (2kg if screed on insulation) travels when released.

Manchester Building & Testing Laboratories offer both physical on site screed testing and laboratory chemical analysis of the floor screed. We test all types of screed from traditional sand and cement screeds, proprietary screeds, anhydrite calcium sulphate screeds, polymer modified screeds and resin screeds.

Testing cement-sand screeds using the BRE screed published by the cement & concrete institute. reprinted Pretoria: Standards South Africa. bases and in-situ floorings. Snowball Test for Sand-Cement Screed Snowball test is carried out to ensure that adequate amount of water is added.

The test involves squeezing a handball of the screed mix. The consistency is right if the screed holds together without dripping : Madeh Izat Hamakareem. penetration to weak and friable screeds An ultra low viscosity, solvent free liquid for strengthening and restoration of failed cement/sand screeds to Category A, BS Table 1, (BRE Screed Tester).

Thomsit SRR penetrates into the defective screed, filling voids and binding loose particles together to provide a high strength repair. Properties. As with all flowing screeds its particularly adept in underfloor heating systems.

No need for a spray applied curing agent - Longfloor IntegraCure is a limestone based binder containing specially selected additives. When mixed with cement, sand and water it produces a free-flowing cementitious screed.

Flowcrete’s Isocrete K-Screed has been a market leader in floor screeds sinceknown in the industry for delivering ‘the level best in floor screeds’.

Award-winning Isocrete K-Screed combines consistency, high strength, rapid installation and excellent moisture control with compatibility to a number of bolt-on subfloor systems including. Despite considerable research, failure of concrete screeds is still commonplace. A recent example of a failure indicates how costly these can be but speed and application of an in situ penetration hardening agent can prove more economical than conventional by: 2.

of ready to use levelling screeds adequate curing is essential and the screed should be covered with plastic sheeting or other suitable material to retain moisture for at least five days. Testing The in situ crushing resistance of a screed may be assessed by use of the BRE Screed Tester.

This involves dropping a weight of 4kgFile Size: KB. bs +a - screeds, bases and in-situ floorings - part 1: concrete bases and cement sand levelling screeds to receive floorings - code of practice: bs (): wall and floor tiling - part 3: design and installation of internal and external ceramic and mosaic floor tiling in normal conditions - code of practice.

BRE SCREED TEST Normally after 6 hours. MOISTURE TESTING The Speedy Moisture Tester (Carbide Method) must be used to test moisture. Please consult ARDEX Technical Services for further advice.

British Standard Codes of Practice BS Part 1. In situ Floorings – Bases and Screeds. BS Part 3. Appendix C. Ceramic Floor Tiling and Mosaics. Proprietary systems can be used to upgrade an unsound screed, which may be by impregnation with a low viscosity resin or by laying a fibre-reinforced, flowing cementitious screed.

Trials of repair systems should be undertaken using test methods such as the BRE Screed tester. The investigation may include testing the impact strength of the floor with the BRE screed soundness tester. The screed should be at least 14 days old and applied floorings will have to be removed.

Testing may be carried out randomly, once per 10m2 or on a m. Inspection and testing of bases and levelling screeds Annex A (normative) Recommendations for the use of lightweight aggregates in concrete bases and levelling screeds Annex B (informative) Guidance for specifying fine aggregates for cementitious levelling screeds: comparison of the grading and fines content of aggregates in BS EN with.

Traditional screed comes with a number of options to help minimise surface cracking and to increase early strength characteristics.

Key facts about Sand and cement screeds (traditional screeds). DSP device with fiberglass results in a perfectly smooth surface of the base. This is achieved by using the trowel, which eliminates all micro-defects on the surface of the screed. On impact such screed is fully consistent SNIP Arrangement of cement-sand screed ↑ To obtain high-quality screeds require observance of its technology.

Most screeds for domestic use will be made from cement and sand only, without additives or reinforcement.

Typically the mix proportions are within the range to cement:sand. Water content is kept to a minimum to minimise drying shrinkage of the screed. However, cracking can still occur in screeds laid in large areas.ENResilient floor coverings - Determination of wear resistance - Part 2: Frick-Taber test.

ENScreed material and floor screeds - Screed material - Properties and requirements ENMethods of test for screed materials - Part 1: Sampling, making and curing specimens for test.The effects of incorrect application of sand-cement screeds and concrete toppings are most noticeable where carpets and other soft floor coverings are laid on the screed.