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QUALITY CONTROL

BauTech, Inc., distributor of the BauGrid Reinforcement System, has just revamped its entire quality assurance program, under the direction of the ICBO and ICBO certified testing laboratories, the ASTM, and with input from the ACI and recognized leaders in both academic and manufacturing research and automation fields. After consulting with the above, it has also developed its own proprietary testing system. This page will soon be updated to further reflect the changes which are now being implemented. Please check back soon. While the following information is not representative of the latest quality control implementation, it is representative of BauTech's commitment to ensuring that our product exceeds the standards currently in place.

BauTech Inc. makes every effort to assure its clients of the finest quality products. To that end, we have developed testing procedures which exceed the guidelines recommended by the ASTM and the ACI for Welded Wire Fabric (WWF).

As our grids are individual grids, and not sheets or rolls of mesh, and as our wire is much heavier, and due to the increased (over WWF) structural loads we are expecting our grids to withstand, we did not feel that the above agency guidelines for WWF were stringent enough.

As the grids leave the production line, a percentage of all grids are tested to ensure that they meet minimum requirements; per ASTM A497 90b for deformed wire and ASTM A185 for plain wire. Additionally, the BauGrid "Corner Burst-out Test" has been developed. The burst-out test ensures that the wire weld at the corners will not break until after the wire (which meets or exceeds ACI and ASTM standards) breaks. The intermediate joint test tests the strength of the weld at the exterior, non-corner joints.


Revised: 04/15/04.
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