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»   How do I connect to a block/concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall?

The standard block or CMU wall connection is achieved with a 1/2" diameter hole through the Spancrete into the bond beam (filled top course) at 4' on center. A #4 (1/2" diameter) rebar is then driven into this hole, thereby providing a positive connection between the Spancrete and the wall. This economical connection is capable of resisting relatively light loads as shown in the Research note listed below.

SMA Research Notes (stored as PDFs):

1015: Dowel Connections


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