ASTM International - ASTM C1884-18
Standard Specification for Concrete Ballast Block
|Publication Date:||1 December 2018|
|ICS Code (Concrete and concrete products):||91.100.30|
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.