Standard Specification for Mortars for the Repair of Historic Masonry
|Publication Date:||1 June 2012|
This specification covers mortar for the repair of masonry that was constructed with methods and materials that pre-date the origination of current standards of construction that are compatible with it. The mortar may be used for non-structural purposes such as repointing of the masonry, or for structural purposes such as, but not restricted to, reconstruction or repair of mortar joints that contribute to the structural integrity of the masonry.
Masonry includes the following units laid in mortar: (1) cast stone, (2) clay masonry unitsbrick and clay tile, (3) concrete masonry units, (4) natural stone, and (5) terra cotta.
This specification may be used to pre-qualify mortar for a project.
Mortars tested using this specification are laboratoryprepared mortars and do not represent in-place, site mortars.
Use of this specification should be based on a thorough understanding of the function, maintenance, and repair requirements for the preservation and continued performance of the masonry in the context of the building structure and long-term performance. The user of this specification is responsible for examining all criteria and selecting the appropriate mortar formulation and properties required.
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.
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.