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ASTM C1195-21

Standard Test Method for Absorption of Architectural Cast Stone

Significance and Use

4.1 This test method is to be used in determining the absorption value of cast stone. Absorption is one measure of porosity of cast stone and, hence, its resistance to weathering and in-service durability.


1.1 This test method covers the sampling and preparation of specimens for determining the absorption value 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/C1195-21
ICS Code: 91.100.15