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[CCMC 13645-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 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
09-26-01-02-00-0-009.26.1.2.(1) 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

Tower Decking FB

Product description

The product is a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membrane with a non-woven polyester fleece backing. The membrane thickness is 1.5 mm. The surface of the product is embossed to provide a textured finish. The membrane is available in rolls that are 1 829 mm wide and that vary from 23 m to 140 m in length. The product can be cut to required lengths and is available in a variety of colours.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Cambridge, ON, CA
Tower Decking FBProduct 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 can be used as a membrane that is fully adhered to a continuous solid substrate, such as a plywood or concrete deck and balconies that are subject to light pedestrian traffic.
  • The product must be used only in conjunction with plywood or concrete substrates. The membrane must be fully adhered to the substrate with the following adhesives:
    • Bostik Pliobond™ 7008 (on concrete or plywood substrates) 
  • The product is limited for use in areas that are subject to traffic loads generated by residential occupancies only.
  • 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. 
  • The product is limited for use where the roof or deck surface has a minimum slope of 1:48.
  • 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 qualified applicators only and in strict conformance with the current installation instructions (Rev. 1 - 230419).
  • The product or its packaging must be identified with the manufacturer’s name or logo and the phrase "CCMC 13645-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)”
Physical property requirements
Table 1. Results of physical property testing of the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Dimensional tolerance (width) % Tolerance shall be within 0% and + 3% of reported width 1
Overall thickness of the PVC membrane mm ≥ 1.2 ± 10% of thickness 1.5
Mechanical property requirements
Table 2. Results of mechanical property testing of the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Breaking strength, as received MDTable footnote (1) N ≥ 245 563
CMDTable footnote (2) N ≥ 245 485
Breaking strength, with backing removed MDTable footnote (1) N ≥ 245 570
CMDTable footnote (2) N ≥ 245 465
Elongation, as received MDTable footnote (1) % ≥ 25 316
CMDTable footnote (2) % ≥ 25 344
Elongation, with backing removed MDTable footnote (1) % ≥ 250 321
CMDTable footnote (2) % ≥ 250 321
Tear resistance N ≥ 45 71
Static puncture kg ≥ 15 No puncture at 15 kg (for both stainless steel plate and rubber stopper)
Dynamic puncture J ≥ 20 No puncture at 20 kg (for both stainless steel plate and rubber stopper)
Low temperature impact No cracks at –30°C No cracks
Low temperature flexibility No cracks at –40°C No cracks
Dimensional changes MDTable footnote (1) % ≤ 2.0 –1.7 (shrinkage)
CMDTable footnote (2) % ≤ 2.0 –0.1 (shrinkage)
Abrasion resistance Cycles ≥ 5 000 5 433
Slip resistance DCOFTable footnote (3) ≥ 0.42 0.67
Fungi resistance sustained growth No growth No growth
discoloration No discoloration No discoloration
Fabric adhesion to membrane kN/m ≥ 0.525 0.525
Crack bridging  No cracking, splitting or pinholes No cracking, splitting or pinholes
Adhesion to plywood with adhesive Bostik Pliobond™ 7008 KPa Report value 207
Adhesion to concrete with adhesive Bostik Pliobond™ 7008 KPa Report value 189
Water resistance weight change % ≤ 3 0
retained breaking strength (MD) % ≥ 90 100
retained breaking strength (CMD) % ≥ 90 105
retained elongation (MD) % ≥ 90 97
retained elongation (CMD) % ≥ 90 91
Heat aging visual inspection No cracking, crazing or blistering No cracking, crazing or blistering
weight change % ≤ 5 1
retained breaking strength (MD) % ≥ 90 95
retained breaking strength (CMD) % ≥ 90 101
retained elongation (MD) % ≥ 90 93
retained elongation (CMD) % ≥ 90 95
low temperature impact Report value No cracks at –30°C
abrasion resistance Cycles ≥ 1 500 4 584
slip resistance DCOFTable footnote (3) ≥ 0.42 0.67
fungi resistance No growth or discoloration Fungi growth and discolorationTable footnote (4)
falling weight impact resistance J Report value 8.16
Accelerated weathering visual inspection No cracking, crazing or blistering No cracking, crazing or blistering
retained breaking strength (MD) % ≥ 80 106
retained breaking strength (CMD) % ≥ 80 106
retained elongation (MD) % ≥ 80 97
retained elongation (CMD) % ≥ 80 91
low temperature flexibility Report value No cracks at –30°C
abrasion resistance Cycles ≥ 1 500 4 103
slip resistance DCOFTable footnote (3) ≥ 0.42 0.66
Seam strength reference (no seam) N Report value 932
unconditioned % ≥ 75 91
after heat aging % ≥ 70 93
after 7 days in boiling water % ≥ 70 82

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.

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.

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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