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ASTM C170 Standard Test Method READY TO


for Compressive Strength of ORDER?
Dimension Stone 1 Print and
complete the
Lab ID: 634 following order
form.
Use
ORDER FORM
Determination of compressive strength of stone. Useful in
evaluating the differences in various dimension stone.
2 Email complete
Instructions form to contact
The price is $55 per sample plus labor fees to prepare the listed below.
specimens by grinding so that the load-bearing surfaces are
3 Once your order
plane. The standard requires at least five 2-in cubes which can
is received, we
be tested in a dry or wet condition and parallel or
will call you to
perpendicular to the rift direction. The various orientations of
confirm and
testing only apply if the rift can be determined. The less prep
provide next
work we do will result in less fees for the testing. The total
steps.
price for each sample can range from $55 to $200 per sample
depending on the quality of the specimens we receive. One
good way to determine when surfaces are acceptably plane is
by holding a straightedge on the surface and viewing it before Have Questions?
a strong light. There should be very little to no light passing
between the surface and the straightedge. In addition, if
If you need more info or
testing is performed either perpendicular or parallel to the rift,
have any questions, please
please indicate the rift direction on the samples because it is
note the Lab ID number
often very difficult to identify the rift direction on small
(634) and contact us at:
samples.

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Results Produced
Compressive strength, psi in wet or dry state, perpendicular or
parallel to the bed dry rift.

Time for Results


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Project Manager to discuss your individual project needs and
testing response times.

Alternate Tests

Related Tests
ASTM C615, ASTM C616, ASTM C503

Test Designation
C170 Compressive Strength of Dimension Stone

Sample Type
Sample shall be of quality supplied to market, Samples shall be
2-in cubes with the rift clearly identified.

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