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ASTM Masonry Standards for the Building Industry

Product Code/ISBN: 9780803170643

This publication provides specifications for products such as hollow and solid load-bearing concrete masonry units, building brick, paving brick, concrete brick, concrete paving units, masonry cement, mortar cement, mortar and grout.

Test methods for sampling and testing concrete masonry units, brick, mortar, and grout are included, as well as methods for measuring drying shrinkage of concrete block, bond strength of mortar to unit masonry, and water penetration and leakage.

Practices and guides address test specimen preparation, proper use of test methods and specifications, and reduction of efflorescence. Also included are specifications for ancillary materials used in masonry construction.