A Commentary on the Implementation of Virginia Test Method Number 39: Electrical Resistivity Testing of Waterproof Membranes

Report No: 76-R57

Published in 1976

About the report:

It was concluded that the electrical resistivity test was not ideally suitable as an inspection tool, but was the only currently available nondestructive test for determining the effectiveness of a waterproof membrane system. Considerable judgment and care were needed to properly conduct the test and interpret its results, but experience in a project on Route 495 showed the procedure to be workable and of help in controlling installation of the membrane system.

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Wallace T. McKeel, Jr., P.E.

Last updated: January 29, 2024

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