ASTM-C823 Standard Practice for Examination and Sampling of Hardened Concrete in Constructions

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Standard Practice for Examination and Sampling of Hardened Concrete in Constructions



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1.1 This practice outlines procedures for visual examination and sampling of hardened concrete in constructions. Reference is made to the examination and sampling of concrete in prefabricated building units, precast products, and laboratory specimens.

1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.3 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.

1.4 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.

Significance and Use

4.1 The examination may provide a basis for laying out in situ testing of the concrete.

4.2 The sampling can provide materials for petrographic examination, in accordance with Practice C856, chemical or physical analytical procedures, or any of a wide variety of destructive or nondestructive tests to determine physical, mechanical, or structural properties of the concrete.

4.3 The results of examination and sampling carried out in accordance with this practice may be used for a variety of purposes and to serve a variety of objectives, some of which are discussed in the Procedural Plan Section.


construction; coring; deterioration; exposure condition; field inspection; hardened concrete; performance; petrographic examination; photograph; representative sample ;; ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

04.02 (Concrete and Aggregates)

To find similar documents by classification:

91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products Including admixtures)

To find similar documents by Federal Supply Class Code:

FSC 5610 (Mineral Construction Materials, Bulk)

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2012 R17 EDITION



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July 1, 2017

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