ASTM C1585

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ASTM C1585 – Standard Test Method for Measurement of Rate of Absorption of Water by Hydraulic-Cement Concretes


This test method is used to determine the rate of absorption (sorptivity) of water by hydraulic cement concrete by measuring the increase in the mass of a specimen resulting from absorption of water as a function of time when only one surface of the specimen is exposed to water.


concrete; initial rate of water absorption; mortar; rate of absorption; secondary rate of water absorption

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Applied Testing & Geosciences, LLC is accredited for performing tests using the ASTM C1585 standard.

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