Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 23, 2019
ASTM C1194-19

Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Architectural Cast Stone

Significance and Use

4.1 This test method is to be used in determining the compressive strength of cast stone. Compressive strength is one measure of resistance of cast stone to weathering and structural stress.


1.1 This test method covers the sampling, preparation of specimens, and determination of the compressive strength of architectural cast stone.

Note 1: The testing laboratory performing this test method should be evaluated in accordance with Practice C1093.

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 establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.05
Developed by Subcommittee: C27.20
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/C1194-19
ICS Code: 91.100.15