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bed joint

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Definition of bed joint in English:

noun

A horizontal layer of mortar underneath a layer of masonry.
Example sentences
  • The diameter or width of the FRP bars is limited by the thickness of the mortar bed joint, which is usually not larger than 3/8 inch.
  • Full bedding of the bed joint and placing of the wall tie in the mortar assures full bond.
  • Cracks form if adequate control joints and bed joint reinforcement are not provided.

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