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[CCMC 13562-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 products, when used as a self-adhered, modified bituminous membrane for waterproofing below-ground concrete foundation walls in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, comply with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2010

ID Code provision Solution type
09-13-03-01-01-b-009.13.3.1.(1)(b) Required WaterproofingAcceptable
09-13-03-02-01-0-009.13.3.2.(1) Except as otherwise specified in this Se ...Alternative
09-13-03-03-01-0-009.13.3.3.(1) The method of application of all bitumin ...Alternative
09-13-03-05-01-0-009.13.3.5.(1) Concrete or unit masonry walls that are ...Alternative

Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 12-20-290 (13562-R) authorizing the use of this product in Ontario, subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Ruling, was made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on 2012-12-20 pursuant to s.29 of the Building Code Act, 1992 (see Ruling for terms and conditions). This Ruling is subject to periodic revisions and updates.


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 names

  • ELASTOPHENE 1500
  • MEMBRANE D'ÉTANCHÉITÉ AUTOCOLLANTE DE RESISTO
  • RESISTO SELF-ADHERED WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE

Product description

The product is a self-adhered, modified bituminous membrane intended to be used for waterproofing below-grade concrete foundation walls (poured-in-place and unit masonry walls). The membrane consists of a styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) modified bitumen that is laminated to a tri-laminated woven polyethylene film. A silicone release film is applied on the other side of the membrane to facilitate the installation. The membrane has vertical overlap markings to help installers achieve suitable overlaps at the seams.

The membrane is installed following the application of the manufacturer’s specified primer over the foundation wall and at the membrane seams. The membrane must be adequately adhered to the wall and to itself at the seams to prevent water infiltration in between the membrane and the wall and at the seams.

The membrane is available in two grades that are made of different modified bituminous blends. The grade is identified on the membrane: the regular grade for the summer (E/S) and the cold-weather grade for the winter (H/W).

The Elastophene 1500 summer grade membrane is manufactured in rolls that measure 10 m × 1 m, 20 m × 1 m and 7 m × 0.5 m. The winter grade measures 20 m x 1 m. The Resisto Self-Adhered Waterproofing Membrane summer grade membrane is manufactured in rolls that measure 10 m × 1 m, 18.6 m × 1 m and 7 m × 0.5 m. The winter grade measures 18.6 m x 1 m. In both grades, the membrane is 1.5 mm thick.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product namesManufacturing plant
Drummondville, QC, CA
ELASTOPHENE 1500Product evaluated by the CCMC
MEMBRANE D'ÉTANCHÉITÉ AUTOCOLLANTE DE RESISTOProduct evaluated by the CCMC
RESISTO SELF-ADHERED WATERPROOFING MEMBRANEProduct 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.

  • Use of the product has been evaluated for applications falling under the scope of Part 9 of Division B of the NBC 2010. The foundation walls must meet the structural requirements of the NBC 2010.
  • The poured-in-place concrete must be cured prior to the application of the product.
  • The maximum hydrostatic pressure the membrane and seams can sustain is 48 kPa.
  • Unit masonry or poured-in-place concrete walls must meet the surface preparation requirements of Article 9.13.3.4., Preparation of Surface, of Division B of the NBC 2010.
  • The concrete wall must be cleaned, dried and primed with exterior primer as per the manufacturer’s installation instructions prior to the installation of the membrane.
  • The product must be installed as per the manufacturer’s specified application temperature for the summer and winter grade.
  • The width of the overlap joint (seam) must be a minimum of 75 mm. The exterior primer must be applied along the overlap marking (75 mm) prior to the application of the next membrane.
  • The thickness of the membrane when installed on-site must be equivalent to the thickness of the evaluated product which is 1.5 mm.
  • The membrane rolls must be stored vertically on-site at a temperature less than the maximum temperature recommended by the manufacturer and must be protected from solar radiation as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • While the waterproofing continuity of the membrane to other parts of the wall (slabs, footing, etc.) is beyond the scope of this report, the installer must follow engineer-approved solutions to provide the waterproofing continuity.
  • A mastic must be applied to seal the top and bottom edges (terminations) of the membrane in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Following its application, the entire membrane must be protected from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun within three weeks of its application and in accordance with the manufacturer’s additional recommendations.
  • The membrane must stop at grade level. Exposed above-grade portions of the membrane after soil settling must be protected from UV radiation and mechanical impact with additional backfill graded away from the foundation.
  • When used in soils containing high levels of organic matters, chemicals and microbiological activity, the manufacturer must be consulted to determine suitability.
  • Prior to backfilling, the membrane must be covered with a protection board that consists of a semi- or rigid board with a smooth surface facing the membrane (e.g., mineral fibre boards, EPS/XPS boards). The use of mechanically attached board systems may affect the waterproofing performance of the product. The manufacturer must provide instructions for the selection of appropriate fasteners and evidence that such fasteners produce a permanent waterproof seal for the foundation. If any self-seal performance is claimed by the manufacturer, then evidence must be supplied as to the extent of the capability and how tests were performed.
  • The foundation wall must be backfilled in accordance with the requirements of the Subsection 9.12.3., Backfill, of Division B of the NBC 2010.
  • The product must be applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions by qualified installers using the manufacturer’s recommended tools.
  • The product must be identified with the phrase “CCMC 13562-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-071326.01-10CCMC Technical Guide for Self-Adhered Modified Bituminous Membrane for Waterproofing Concrete Foundation Walls

The evaluation holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC’s evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below

Material requirements

 
Table 1. Results of testing the material requirements of the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Summer grade Winter grade
Thickness variation % ±10% of the manufacturer’s declared value 0.01Table footnote (1) 0.05Table footnote (1)
Hardness (Type 00 hardness gauge) Report value 82.1 81.4
Water vapour permeance (WVP), Procedure B ng/(Pa∙s∙m2) ±10% of the manufacturer’s declared value 1.32 1.24
Tensile strength at break - machine direction kN/mTable footnote (2) Report value 11.91 12.38
Tensile strength at break - cross-machine direction 13.57 13.67

Performance requirements

Table 2. Results of testing the watertightness performance of the product
PropertyTable footnote (1), Table footnote (2) Requirement Result
Summer grade Winter grade
Watertightness No leakage Pass
Water immersion/watertightness No leakage Pass
Heat aging/watertightness No leakage Pass
Chemical aging (NaOH)/watertightness No leakage Pass
Chemical aging (acetic acid)/watertightness No leakage Pass
UV aging/watertightness No leakage Pass
Low temperature flexibility/watertightness No leakage Pass
Table 3. Results of testing the crack bridging resistance of the product
PropertyTable footnote (1) Requirement Result
Summergrade Winter grade
Crack bridging 30 cycles at –20°C 30 cycles at 30°C No cracking, breakage, tearing, adhesion failure or other observable failures Pass
Water immersion/ crack bridging 30 cycles at −20°C 30 cycles at 30°C No cracking, breakage, tearing, adhesion failure or other observable failures Pass
Heat aging/crack bridging 10 cycles at −20°C 10 cycles at 30°C No cracking, breakage, tearing, adhesion failure or other observable failures Pass
Chemical aging (NaOH)/crack bridging 10 cycles at −20°C 10 cycles at 30°C No cracking, breakage, tearing, adhesion failure or other observable failures Pass
Chemical aging (acetic acid)/crack bridging 10 cycles at −20°C 10 cycles at 30°C No cracking, breakage, tearing, adhesion failure or other observable failures Pass
UV aging/crack bridging 10 cycles at −20°C 10 cycles at 30°C No cracking, breakage, tearing, adhesion failure or other observable failures Pass
Table 4. Results of testing the peel adhesion performance of the product
PropertyTable footnote (1) UnitTable footnote (2) Requirement Result
Summer grade Winter grade
Peel adhesion N/m ≥ 175 1 239 1 120
Water immersion/peel adhesion N/m 158 (≥ 90% of 175) 984 367
Heat aging/peel adhesion 949 526
UV aging/peel adhesion 2 581 592
Table 5. Results of testing the tensile strength of the product
PropertyTable footnote (1) UnitTable footnote (2) RequirementTable footnote (3) ResultTable footnote (4)
Summer grade Winter grade
Heat aging/tensile strength kN/m Summer grade ≥ 10.72 Winter grade ≥ 11.14 (≥ 90% of original value) 13.00 13.08
Chemical aging (NaOH)/tensile strength 12.85 12.28
Chemical aging (acetic acid)/tensile strength 12.12 11.93
UV aging/tensile strength 11.96 11.93
Table 6. Results of testing the performance properties of the lap joint on the productTable footnote (1)
PropertyTable footnote (1) Requirement Result
Summer grade Winter grade
Water immersion/watertightnessTable footnote (2) No leakage Pass
Heat aging/watertightnessTable footnote (2) No leakage Pass
Water immersion/peel adhesion ≥ 158 N/m (≥ 90% of 175) 1 280 982
Heat aging/peel adhesion 1 167 516
UV aging/peel adhesion 1 254 775
Lap joint shear test No bounding and slippage failure prior to reaching the breaking strength of the membrane Pass
Heat aging/lap joint shear test No bounding and slippage failure prior to reaching the breaking strength of the membrane Pass

Administrative information

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Disclaimer

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.

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