ASTM C1780 - 13

    Standard Practice for Installation Methods for Adhered Manufactured Stone Masonry Veneer

    Active Standard ASTM C1780 | Developed by Subcommittee: C15.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is intended to provide accepted procedures to designers and installers of adhered manufactured stone masonry veneer in residential and commercial construction. This information is meant to complement the specific installation instructions provided by manufacturers of adhered manufactured stone masonry veneers and recognized building codes, but is not meant to replace them. This practice does not address installation methods or techniques for all materials in the building envelope. This practice covers the installation of adhered manufactured stone masonry veneer (AMSMV) units for application as adhered veneer to exterior and interior walls, columns, landscape structures and other structures suitable to receive adhered veneer. The units included in this practice are manufactured to meet the requirements of Specification C1670. This practice is limited to the installation of AMSMV units. This practice does not cover all flashing or moisture management requirements. Refer to the applicable building code and project documents for additional flashing and moisture management requirements.

    Note 1The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA) publication Installation Guide for Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer provides generally accepted methods and details for installation and flashing.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 All workmanship and materials related to the installation of AMSMV units shall meet the requirements of the contract documents and building code having jurisdiction over the project.

    1.4 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. (Warning—Fresh hydraulic cementitious mixtures are caustic and may cause chemical burns to skin and tissue upon prolonged exposure.2)


    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

    C90 Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units

    C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry

    C482 Test Method for Bond Strength of Ceramic Tile to Portland Cement Paste

    C847 Specification for Metal Lath

    C926 Specification for Application of Portland Cement-Based Plaster

    C932 Specification for Surface-Applied Bonding Compounds for Exterior Plastering

    C933 Specification for Welded Wire Lath

    C979 Specification for Pigments for Integrally Colored Concrete

    C1032 Specification for Woven Wire Plaster Base

    C1059 Specification for Latex Agents for Bonding Fresh To Hardened Concrete

    C1063 Specification for Installation of Lathing and Furring to Receive Interior and Exterior Portland Cement-Based Plaster

    C1180 Terminology of Mortar and Grout for Unit Masonry

    C1232 Terminology of Masonry

    C1384 Specification for Admixtures for Masonry Mortars

    C1670 Specification For Adhered Manufactured Stone Masonry Veneer (AMSMV) Units

    C1714 Specification for Preblended Dry Mortar Mix for Unit Masonry

    E2556/E2556M Specification for Vapor Permeable Flexible Sheet Water-Resistive Barriers Intended for Mechanical Attachment


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.080.30 (Masonry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 27112200(Masonry and concrete tools)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1780

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