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ASTM C1324, Examination and Analysis of Hardened Masonry Mortar

ASTM C1324 analysis includes both petrographic examination, ASTM C856, as well as chemical analysis, based on ASTM C1084. The petrographic portion of the test will:

  • Assess the physical condition of the mortar and its suitability for chemical analysis
  • Identify and describe aggregate constituents
  • Identify and describe binder constituents
  • Estimate air content
  • Determine color within the Munsell color system
  • The chemical analysis portion of the test may determine:
  • Aggregate content
  • Proportions of binder to sand
  • Proportions of cement and other binders

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