AMR Labs provides two basic
mortar testing services including the
mortar composition and
mortar color matching.
Below you will find more detailed information about each mortar analysis and mortar testing method. Each analysis tests hardened samples of existing mortar and it is best if some of the sample provided for testing are in larger pieces. We can still test and match mortars from crumbled samples.
Mortar Testing Procedure
What are the procedures for ordering Mortar Testing or Mortar Matching?
How long does mortar testing take?
Your mortar testing report and a cleaned sample of the original sand will be shipped to you within 5-10 business days.
Some delays may occur with large orders or volume of orders being processed.
Most orders are processed within 1-2 days, and take 1-3 days shipping. - Total turn around time is about 1-2 weeks.
Acquiring A Mortar Sample
Use a hammer and chisel to remove the samples of mortar from the corners of the home or directly from one of the cracks. Then send us the samples with payment or a copy of the receipt for online payments.
We provide services across the U.S.
1525 Corona Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048
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Below is a list of mortar testing options to choose from:
This test follows the astm testing methods for testing hardened
mortar samples including historic lime mortars. This is a complete
mortar analysis and includes the following
mortar testing methods
Crushing pressure analysis of the mortar compressive strength, chemical or acid digestion test of mortar, composition testing of mortar samples, among other combined mortar testing methods.
Through this mortar analysis, we identify and determine if the mortar is a historic mortar containing historic lime, the mortar composition, color and general gradation of sand used, ratio of sand and cement binders, and produce a matching mortar formula to the existing mortar. We can also compare samples of mortar tested to confirm if the mortars are of the same composition.
$350.00 per sample
In this analysis of existing mortar samples, we test the
mortar composition, color and graded particles of the sand, pigments, and
compressive strength to determine the mortar formula for matching
the old mortar.
This mortar formula is then tested, adjusted, and confirmed to match the existing mortar color for a complete mortar match of the formula, color and composition. This test is commonly used by masonry repair contractors and homeowners looking for diy methods of brick repair to make it easy and accurate, and is used for producing custom bags of mortar.
$325.00 per sample
Each Mortar Match Is Physically Tested and Confirmed.
Masonry Unit Testing
When choosing the right mortar for a masonry structure, or determining if the mortar used is a good mortar, you need to test the crushing pressure or compressive strength of the masonry units or mortar samples.
This would be the mortar, brick, block, stone, or tiles. Mortar should be slightly softer than the masonry units being installed to prevent damage to the masonry units. This test determines the crushing pressure of masonry units or can test the crushing pressure of the mortar sample. For full details about the mortar, select the mortar testing option above and get a complete mortar testing analysis report.
Compressive strength testing costs $150.00 per sample
There is no reason for
masonry repair to look like this.
Get the mortar tested and properly matched. View our photos to see what this project looks like after our mortar testing and mortar matching services.