ASTM C1586 - 05(2011)

    Standard Guide for Quality Assurance of Mortars

    Active Standard ASTM C1586 | Developed by Subcommittee: C12.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Significance and Use

    This document is intended to provide guidance and clarification to designers, specifiers, inspectors, testing agencies, producers, and users in specifying and evaluating masonry mortar.

    Users of documents Specification C270 and Test Method C780 often confuse and sometimes inadvertently misuse parts of the two documents when specifying or evaluating masonry mortar. This guide seeks to address specific items within Specification C270 and Test Method C780 to help promote their proper use and interpretation.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This document provides guidance regarding the proper use of Specification C270 and Test Method C780 for evaluating masonry mortar produced in the laboratory and at the construction site.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C144 Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar

    C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry

    C780 Test Method for Preconstruction and Construction Evaluation of Mortars for Plain and Reinforced Unit Masonry


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111504(Mortars)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1586-05R11

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