ASTM C1713 - 11 standard specification for mortars for the repair of historic masonry


Source: ASTM International

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers mortar for the repair of masonry that was constructed with methods and materials that pre-date the origination of current standards of construction that are compatible with it. The mortar may be used for non-structural purposes such as repointing of the masonry, or for structural purposes such as, but not restricted to, re-construction or repair of mortar joints that contribute to the structural integrity of the masonry.

1.2 Masonry includes the following units laid in mortar: (1) cast stone, (2) clay masonry unitsbrick and clay tile, (3) concrete masonry units, (4) natural stone, and (5) terra cotta.

1.3 This specification may be used to pre-qualify mortar for a project.

1.4 Mortars tested using this specification are laboratory-prepared mortars and do not represent in-place, site mortars.

1.5 Use of this specification should be based on a thorough understanding of the function, maintenance, and repair requirements for the preservation and continued performance of the masonry in the context of the building structure and long-term performance. The user of this specification is responsible for examining all criteria and selecting the appropriate mortar formulation and properties required.

1.6 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
C5 Specification for Quicklime for Structural Purposes
C10 Specification for Natural Cement
C61 Specification for Gypsum Keenes Cement
C91 Specification for Masonry Cement
C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)
C110 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Quicklime, Hydrated Lime, and Limestone
C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
C141 Specification for Hydraulic Hydrated Lime for Structural Purposes
C144 Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar
C150 Specification for Portland Cement
C207 Specification for Hydrated Lime for Masonry Purposes
C216 Specification for Facing Brick (Solid Masonry Units Made from Clay or Shale)
C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
C305 Practice for Mechanical Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes and Mortars of Plastic Consistency
C511 Specification for Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes
C595 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements
C780 Test Method for Preconstruction and Construction Evaluation of Mortars for Plain and Reinforced Unit Masonry
C948 Test Method for Dry and Wet Bulk Density, Water Absorption, and Apparent Porosity of Thin Sections of Glass-Fiber Reinforced Concrete
C979 Specification for Pigments for Integrally Colored Concrete
C1093 Practice for Accreditation of Testing Agencies for Masonry
C1157 Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement
C1180 Terminology of Mortar and Grout for Unit Masonry
C1329 Specification for Mortar Cement
C1357 Test Methods for Evaluating Masonry Bond Strength
C1384 Specification for Admixtures for Masonry Mortars
C1403 Test Method for Rate of Water Absorption of Masonry Mortars
C1489 Specification for Lime Putty for Structural Purposes
C1506 Test Method for Water Retention of Hydraulic Cement-Based Mortars and Plasters
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials

Index Terms

absorption rate; air content; compressive strength; flexural bond strength; hydrated lime; hydraulic cement; hydraulic lime; lime putty; masonry; natural cement; portland cement masonry cement; preservation; repointing; total porosity; water retention; water vapor permeability;

ICS Code

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

DOI: 10.1520/C1713-11

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