ASTM C1583

Full Name

ASTM C1583 – Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength of Concrete Surfaces and the Bond Strength or Tensile Strength of Concrete Repair and Overlay Materials by Direct Tension (Pull-off Method)


This test method is suitable for both field and laboratory use to determine one or more of the following:

  1. The near-surface tensile strength of the substrate as an indicator of the adequacy of surface preparation before application of a repair or overlay material.
  2. The bond strength of a repair or an overlay material to the substrate.
  3. The tensile strength of a repair or overlay material, or an adhesive used in repairs, after the material has been applied to a surface.


adhesives; overlay materials; pull-off tensile strength; pull-off test; repair materials; tensile bond strength