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ASTM C270/ASTM C1714

Masonry Mortar Evaluation

Amerimix Mortar Mix WRM

US MIX Co.
112 South Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80223

April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

US MIX Co.
112 South Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80223

REPORT OF TESTS

SUBJECT: Physical Analysis of Masonry Mortar

PROJECT: Amerimix Mortar Mix WRM

SPECIFICATIONS: ASTM C91-12, “Specification for Masonry Cement”

ASTM C270-14a, “Specification for Masonry Mortar”

ASTM C1714-16, “Standard Specification for Preblended Dry


Mortar Mix for Unit Masonry”

TEST METHODS: ASTM C109, “Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of
Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)”

ASTM C305, “Standard Practice for Mechanical Mixing of Hydraulic


Cement Pastes and Mortars of Plastic Consistency”

ASTM C1403, “Standard Test Method for Rate of Water Absorption of


Masonry Mortars”

ASTM C1437, “Standard Test Method for Flow of Hydraulic Cement


Mortar”

ASTM C1506, “Standard Test Method for Water Retention of


Hydraulic Cement-Based Mortars and Plasters”

NTL PROJECT #: 18-1084(B)

MATERIAL: Shipped to NTL on March 16, 2018

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TEST DATA

Test Material: Amerimix Mortar Mix WRM

Batch Date: March 2018

April 27, 2018


U.S. Mix – Amerimix Mortar Mix WRM
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TEST RESULTS

ASTM C270 – Masonry Mortar Analysis

Batch Date: March 2018


Water Added: 17.8%

ASTM C 270-14a
Amerimix Mortar Mix WRM Cement-Lime – Type N

ASTM C91 - Air Entrainment 4.2% 14%, max.

ASTM C1506 - Water Retention 91.7% 75%, min.

Initial Flow 108%


Final Flow 99%

ASTM C109 - Compressive Strength

Average of three 2-in cubes

7 days 1,890 psi ----


28 days 3,590 psi 750 psi, min.

ASTM C1403 (Annex A) – Rate of Absorption

Batch Date: March 2018


Specimens: Average of three 2-in cubes
Curing: 28 days until testing

ASTM C1714-16 (9.4.1.1)


Amerimix Mortar Mix WRM Water Repellent Mortar

Water Absorption (AT) 61.0 g/100 cm2 ---


@ 24.0 hours

Total Saturation (AS) 107.5 g/100 cm2 ---


@ 24.0 hours

Relative Water Absorption (%AT) 56.7% 60%, max.


@ 24.0 hours

April 27, 2018


U.S. Mix – Amerimix Mortar Mix WRM
NTL Project #18-1084(B)
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SUMMARY

The test results listed in this report have met or exceeded the requirements as set forth in
ASTM C270-14a, Table 2 – Property Specification Requirements and also met or exceeded the
requirements for a water-repellent mortar under ASTM C1741-16, 9.4.1.1

Respectfully submitted,

NELSON TESTING LABORATORIES

Mark R. Nelson
President

Nelson Testing Laboratories is accredited by AASHTO and CCRL under ASTM C1093.