ASTM C1884 - 18

    Standard Specification for Concrete Ballast Block

    Active Standard ASTM C1884 | Developed by Subcommittee: C15.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers dry-cast concrete ballast blocks that are primarily used for ballast of rooftop equipment. These units are machine-made from hydraulic cement, water, and suitable mineral aggregates with or without the inclusion of other materials.

    Note 1: The design of concrete ballast block systems for resisting wind uplift is beyond the scope of this specification. Building codes and other standards should be consulted in designing for wind uplift resistance.

    1.2 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    C33/C33M Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C140/C140M Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units

    C150/C150M Specification for Portland Cement

    C331/C331M Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Concrete Masonry Units

    C595/C595M Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements

    C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete

    C979/C979M Specification for Pigments for Integrally Colored Concrete

    C989/C989M Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars

    C1157/C1157M Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement

    C1232 Terminology for Masonry

    C1240 Specification for Silica Fume Used in Cementitious Mixtures

    C1262/C1262M Test Method for Evaluating the Freeze-Thaw Durability of Dry-Cast Segmental Retaining Wall Units and Related Concrete Units


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C1884-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1884-18, Standard Specification for Concrete Ballast Block, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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