Microscopical Examination of Concrete, Mortar, Aggregates and Related Materials

To Determine:

Compliance with Project Specifications

Condition (Quality) of the Materials

Causes of Deterioration or Inferior Quality

Probable Future Performance


According to:

ASTM C 856-04-Standard Practice for Petrographic Examination of Hardened Concrete

ASTM C 295-03-Standard Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete

ASTM C 1324-04-Standard Test Method for Examination of Hardened Masonry Mortar

ASTM C 457-98-Standard Test Method of Examination Determination of Parameters of the Air-Void System of Hardened Concrete


Supplementary Tests:

ASTM C 1084-02-Standard Test Method for Portland Cement Content of Hardened Hydraulic Cement Concrete

ASTM C 1365-98 (2004) X-ray Diffraction for Mineral Identification

ASTM C 1218-03 Water-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete

Examination with the Scanning Electron Microscope


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