ASTM D6489 - 99(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Water Absorption of Hardened Concrete Treated With a Water Repellent Coating

    Active Standard ASTM D6489 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.47

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Researchers in the field of water repellent coatings have recognized the need for a standardized test for determining the performance of water repellents applied to structures in the field. Many coating manufacturer's supply warranties for their products based on maintaining a specific water repellency on concrete. This test method can be used to determine the effective water repellency of the coating by comparing its performance to a control uncoated specimen.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method provides a procedure for the determination of the water absorption by a core of concrete taken from a surface treated with a water repellent.

    1.2 The intended use of the water repellent coating is to reduce the amount of water that absorbs into the substrate.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.


    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

    C42/C42M Test Method for Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1763 Specification for Epoxy Resins

    D3924 Specification for Environment for Conditioning and Testing Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Materials

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens

    E898 Test Method of Testing Top-Loading, Direct-Reading Laboratory Scales and Balances


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31210000(Paints and primers and finishes)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6489-99R12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6489-99(2012), Standard Test Method for Determining the Water Absorption of Hardened Concrete Treated With a Water Repellent Coating, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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