ASTM D545 - 14

    Standard Test Methods for Preformed Expansion Joint Fillers for Concrete Construction (Nonextruding and Resilient Types)

    Active Standard ASTM D545 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.34

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 The compression resistance perpendicular to the faces, the resistance to the extrusion during compression, and the ability to recover after release of the load are indicative of a joint filler's ability to fill continuously a concrete expansion joint and thereby prevent damage that might otherwise occur during thermal expansion. The asphalt content is a measure of the fiber-type joint filler's durability and life expectancy. In the case of cork-type fillers, the resistance to water absorption and resistance to boiling hydrochloric acid are relative measures of durability and life expectancy.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the physical properties associated with preformed expansion joint fillers. The test methods include:



    Expansion in Boiling Water


    Recovery and Compression




    Boiling in Hydrochloric Acid


    Asphalt Content


    Water Absorption




    Note 1: Specific test methods are applicable only to certain types of joint fillers, as stated herein.

    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 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 consult and 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

    D1037 Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 44122003(Binders)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0545-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM D545-14, Standard Test Methods for Preformed Expansion Joint Fillers for Concrete Construction (Nonextruding and Resilient Types), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014,

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