ASTM C1586 - 05(2011) standard guide for quality assurance of mortars

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Source: ASTM International

This document is intended to provide guidance and clarification to designers, specifiers, inspectors, testing agencies, producers, and users in specifying and evaluating masonry mortar.

Users of documents Specification C270 and Test Method C780 often confuse and sometimes inadvertently misuse parts of the two documents when specifying or evaluating masonry mortar. This guide seeks to address specific items within Specification C270 and Test Method C780 to help promote their proper use and interpretation.

1. Scope

1.1 This document provides guidance regarding the proper use of Specification C270 and Test Method C780 for evaluating masonry mortar produced in the laboratory and at the construction site.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
C144 Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar
C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
C780 Test Method for Preconstruction and Construction Evaluation of Mortars for Plain and Reinforced Unit Masonry

Index Terms

aggregate ratio; compressive strength; consistency; field testing; laboratory testing; masonry; mortar; quality; specifying; water content: Mortar; Quality assurance (QA);

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)

DOI: 10.1520/C1586-05R11

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