Water Absorption Test for Bricks

Water Absorption Test

  • Select 3 Nos. of bricks/blocks of proper size and shape at random.
  • Weight each sample and note it down as

W1, W2, W3. Take the average as

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  • Submerge the simple in water for 24 hours. Weight the wet samples again as

W1’, W2’, W3’. Take the average


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  • Calculate the % absorption by the formula.

  • For a good quality brick, this value should not exceed 20%.
  • Water absorption of concrete blocks should not exceed 10%.

I hope you will know very well about the absorption test of bricks.


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