1. Scope 1.1 This guide covers methods for reducing efflorescence potential in new segmental and masonry pavements. 1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information only. 1.3 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.
Efflorescence sometimes occurs in new pavements. This guide provides information, if implemented, will reduce efflorescence potential in new segmental and masonry pavements. This guide utilizes pertinent information in C1400 Standard Guide for Reduction of Efflorescence Potential in New Masonry Walls which was published by ASTM in 2001, and new information on segmental and masonry pavement systems.
Keywordsefflorescence; masonry units; mortar; percolate; preconstruction testing; segmental units; water penetration
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Ballot Item Approved as C1791-2014 and Pending Publication