ASTM C672 / C672M - 12

    Standard Test Method for Scaling Resistance of Concrete Surfaces Exposed to Deicing Chemicals

    Active Standard ASTM C672 / C672M | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.67

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    ASTM C672 / C672M

    Significance and Use

    This test method can be used to evaluate the effect of mixture proportioning, surface treatment, curing, or other variables on resistance to scaling.

    This test method is not intended to be used in determining the durability of aggregates or other ingredients of the concrete.

    No relationship has been established between the frost immunity of specimens cut from hardened concrete and specimens prepared in the laboratory.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the resistance to scaling of a horizontal concrete surface exposed to freezing-and-thawing cycles in the presence of deicing chemicals. It is intended for use in evaluating this surface resistance qualitatively by visual examination.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other.

    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.


    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

    C143/C143M Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

    C156 Test Method for Water Loss [from a Mortar Specimen] Through Liquid Membrane-Forming Curing Compounds for Concrete

    C173/C173M Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method

    C192/C192M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory

    C231 Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method

    C233 Test Method for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete

    C511 Specification for Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0672_C0672M-12

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