Petrographic analysis is an important tool used to evaluate and identify properties of rocks, soils, and building materials. Analysis of concrete can help determine problems affecting its strength and durability. Analysis of rock and soils can assist with source evaluation.
Concrete and Aggregate Examinations:
ASTM C856 – Standard Practice for Petrographic Examination of Hardened Concrete
ASTM C457 – Standard Test Method for Microsopical Determination of Parameters of the Air-Void System in Hardened Concrete
ASTM C295 – Standard Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete
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