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[CCMC 13534-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

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Compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a waterproof membrane covering for decks and balconies that will be subject to light pedestrian traffic in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-26-01-02-00-0- Roofs shall be protected with roofing, i ...Acceptable
09-26-02-00-00-0-009.26.2. Roofing MaterialsAlternative

The above opinion(s) is/are based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

Product information

Product name

DekSmart™ Ultra

Product description

The product is a polyvinyl chloride membrane with a nominal thickness of 1.5 mm and a heat-set polyester fabric attached to the back. The surface of the product is embossed to provide a textured finish. The membrane is manufactured in rolls that are 1 829 mm wide and 22 m long.

The product is available in a variety of colours.

A typical roof/deck application is shown in the figure below.

a drawing of the product in Typical roof/deck application

Figure 1. Typical roof/deck application for “DekSmart™ Ultra”

Manufacturing plant

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:

Product nameManufacturing plant
Winchester, VA, US
DekSmart™ UltraProduct evaluated by the CCMC

Product evaluated by the CCMC Indicates that the product from this manufacturing facility has been evaluated by the CCMC

  Conditions and limitations

The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.

  • The product must be used in conjunction with plywood or concrete substrates. The membrane must be fully adhered to the substrate using the HB Fuller SC-0122 adhesive, and applied as outlined in the installation manual, dated January 2008.
  • The product can be considered as an alternative solution to materials referenced in Section 9.26. of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The product is limited for use in areas that are subject to traffic loads generated by residential occupancies only (light pedestrian traffic).
  • The product is limited for use where the roof or deck surface has a minimum slope of 1:48.
  • The product must not be exposed to chemical attack or spillage. In situations where extended contact with chemicals or pollutants may occur, the suitability of the product must be determined.
  • Any physical or chemical damage to the membrane must be repaired in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • The product must not be installed with butt seam joints.
  • Joints must be shingle-lapped in order to shed water.
  • The product must be installed by manufacturer-trained installers and in strict conformance with the current installation manual.
  • The product or its packaging must be identified with the following information:
    • manufacturer’s name or logo; and
    • the phrase “CCMC 13534-R.”

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-075419.01-15CCMC Technical Guide for “PVC Sheet-Applied Decking membranes (Exposed to light Pedestrian Traffic)”
Material requirements
Test results for material properties
Property Unit Requirement Result
Overall thickness mm Report result 1.5
Coating thickness mm ≥ 0.4 (no single measurement < 0.32) N/A


Performance requirements
Table 1. Test results for performance properties
Property Requirement Result
Load strain properties - strain energy (kN/m)

Average ≥ 30

(no single value < 26)

42.7 (MD)Table footnote (1)
37.3 (XD)Table footnote (2)
Water vapour transmission (g/m2/d) ≤ 4.0 0.86
Effect of water absorption - mass increase (%) ≤ 3.0 3.0
Static puncture Rating > 3 3
Dynamic puncture Rating > 3 4
Low temperature impact original 8 out of 10 pass Pass
after accelerated weathering
Low temperature flexibility original Material shall not crack or exhibit any visible defects Pass
after heat aging
after accelerated weathering
Lap joint strength - strain energy (%) original Min. 75% of original membrane 76 (MD)Table footnote (1)
86 (XD)Table footnote (2)
after heat aging Min. 70% of original membrane 83 (MD)Table footnote (1)
73 (XD)Table footnote (2)
Resistance to accelerated weathering (visual inspection) No cracking, blistering or colour change Pass
Abrasion resistance (g) Weight loss ≤ 0.4 g (with maximum depth of wear of 0.30 mm) PassTable footnote (3)
Adhesion to substrate (N) ≥ 125 130Table footnote (4)
Slip resistance dry condition leather ≥ 0.50



rubber ≥ 0.70
wet condition leather ≥ 0.60
rubber ≥ 0.65


Administrative information

Use of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) assessments

This assessment must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments, any applicable building code or by-law requirements, and/or any other regulatory requirements (for example, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, etc.).

It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that the assessment they are using is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later version on the CCMC Registry of Product Assessments.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has evaluated only the characteristics of the specific product described herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (such as authorities having jurisdiction, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is valid when the product is used as part of permitted construction, respecting all conditions and limitations stated in the evaluation, and in accordance with applicable building codes and by-laws.

This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated product. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use of or reliance on the information contained herein or the use of any evaluated product. The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.


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