A thorough review of ASTM specifications for brick and mortar, emphasizing important properties of each that contribute to the exceptional durability of brick masonry construction. Includes recent trends in manufacturing that reduce the environmental impact of brick masonry. Reviews mortar types and formulations recommended for maximum durability and resistance to water penetration.
- Learn the requirements of ASTM C 652 and C 216 specifications for clay brick.
- Understand ASTM C 270 requirments for mortar.
- Learn to specify the best mortars for brick masonry.
- Learn how modern brick manufacturing continues to reduce energy required to produce and deliver quality clay brick.