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• MW tests on 7 the Green


Test Panels

These panels are prepared by the contractor using the same techniques that will be used on the remainder of the project.

Several panel locations — preferably not on the front or other highly visible location of the building — may be necessary to include all types of masonry, joint styles, mortar colors, and other problemslikely to be encountered on the job.

If cleaning tests, for example, are also to be undertaken, they should be carried out in the same location. Usually a 3 foot by 3 foot area is sufficient for brickwork, while a somewhat larger area may be required for stonework.

These panels establish an acceptable standard of work and serve as a benchmark for evaluating and accepting subsequent work on the building.