This practice establishes a set of instructions for determining the effectiveness of field applied water repellent treatments on masonry surfaces by measuring the amount of water absorbed into the masonry from a calibrated tube over a specified time.
A non-destructive field method that could be conducted in a fairly quick time period is required to evaluate the effectiveness of water repellants on brick and block masonry buildings. For years, the industry has used a similar method published by RILEM in the 1980s.
Water repellency, water absorption, water uptake, masonry, hydrostatic pressure, wind driven rain
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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