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The quality of our stones is the be-all and end-all - that's why we test "by hook or by crook"

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BESCO guarantees its customers a constant quality of belgrano® natural stones. In the process, our natural stones are closely examined and various tests are carried out to prove that our belgrano® meets desired technical criteria.

But which tests are carried out exactly? And which standards must be observed? We visited the building materials testing center in Wismar, which is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, and were allowed to take a look when our belgrano® natural stone is tested.

We would like to share our interesting insights, further information on EU-wide and Germany-wide standards as well as exciting details of the individual tests with you in upcoming contributions.

 

INFO Series Natural Stone Tests

  • Determination of flexural strength under centerline load
  • Determination of compressive strength
  • Determination of frost resistance & Test of resistance to freeze-thaw cycles with de-icing salt
  • Determination of slip resistance of floors – test by footwear walking on an inclined plane
  • Determination of the slip resistance of floors – pendulum test
  • Determination of bulk density and water absorption
  • Determination of resistance to wear
  • Petrographic test

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Determination of slip resistance according to DIN EN 16165:2021

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Slip-resistant properties according to DIN EN 16165

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CARE & CLEANING OF NATURAL STONE

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Granites and other hard stones are very durable by nature and therefore ideally suited as paving material. It is not uncommon for paving stones to last several hundred years. Professional maintenance can also considerably extend the lifespan of a paved surface. In professional circles, maintenance is understood to mean the preservation of the serviceable condition. For the builder-owner or the maintenance contractor, the maintenance obligation begins at the time of the handover (with the exception of measures taken to remedy defects within the warranty period).

Wozu schon wieder eine neue ATV DIN 18318? – Teil 3 von 4

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Der für die Fundamente und Rückenstützen bestimmte Beton von befahrbaren Flächen soll der Betongüte C 20/25 entsprechen, bei begehbaren Flächen genügt C 16/20. Die Rückenstütze soll geschalt hergestellt werden. Es werden Angaben zur Höhe und Ausführungsart der Rückenstütze gemacht. Mindestdruckfestigkeitsvorgaben wie in der alten Version der ATV DIN 18318 wurden abgeschafft.