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Full or hollow, plaster, cellular concrete, concrete, limestone, brick... Not always easy to know the real nature of a wall. The solution: pierce!

Fasteners: how to recognize materials

And by observing the dust of the borehole, one immediately identifies the material that composes it.

bricks

bricks

If the drilling dust is ocher or red, no doubt: your wall is built with bricks.

Concrete

Concrete

The dust is fine, white or gray in color and it runs off: it is a concrete wall.

limestone

limestone

The dust is beige or white and sandy: it is a wall built of limestone.

Aerated concrete

Aerated concrete

The dust is white, coarse and slightly oily: it is a wall made of cellular concrete.

Plaster

Plaster

The dust is white, fine and "glue" to the drill: it is a wall made of plaster (tiles or plates).


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