[CCMC 13657-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
JDR Enterprises Inc.
292 South Main Street, Suite 200
J-DRain Wrap (Dampproofing)
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It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as dampproofing for basement walls in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:
National Building Code of Canada 2010
|ID||Code provision||Solution type|
|09-13-02-02-00-0-00||18.104.22.168.(1) Except as otherwise specified in this Se ...||Alternative|
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.
J-DRain Wrap (Dampproofing)
The product is an extruded high-density polyethylene drainage core bonded with a non-woven filter fabric. The dimples are approximately 7.87 mm high and are intended to provide an air gap between the wall and the adjacent soil. The product is 7.9 mm thick, available in rolls that weigh 17 kg, 27 kg and 34 kg, in widths of 1.22 m, 1.83 m and 2.4 m, respectively. The length of the rolls is 19.81 m.
The figure below illustrates generic installation details for the product.
This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:
|Product name||Manufacturing plant|
|Madison, GA, US|
|J-DRain Wrap (Dampproofing)||Product 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 was evaluated for use against cast-in-place and concrete block foundations only.
- The product must be used in locations where the foundation wall is well drained in accordance with Subsection 9.14.2., Foundation Drainage, of Division B of the NBC 2010.
- The product must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and be protected from exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun within 30 days of installation.
- The product is evaluated for use in depths up to 3.7 m below grade. Application depths greater than 3.7 m are considered to be outside the scope of this evaluation.
- The product must cover the foundation wall from the top of the footing to the final grade.
- The top of the membrane and all vertical joints and terminations must be mechanically fastened and sealed to prevent soil particles from entering behind the membrane.
- As the dampproofing membrane does not have to adhere to the surface and can permanently bridge any normal joint, tie hole, fault or shrinkage crack, the wall surface does not have to be parged, cleaned, patched or sealed before hanging the membrane.
- The product label and/or packaging must be clearly identified with the following:
- the manufacturer’s name or logo, and
- the phrase “CCMC 13657-R”.
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-071119.01-10||CCMC Technical Guide for Foundation Wall Dampproofing Systems – Dimpled Membranes|
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.
|Thickness of flat area (mm)||Report||0.71|
|Thickness of dimpled area (mm)||Report||0.91|
|Weight (g/m2)||≥ 500||736|
|Dynamic impact||Rating of 3||3|
|Static puncture||Rating of 3||3|
|Cold bending at −30°C||No visible cracking||Pass|
|Water vapour permeance (ng/Pa·s·m2)||≤ 37.2||3.92|
|Original tensile strength at yield (kN/m)||≥ 8||MD 10.6, XD 8.41Table footnote (1)|
|Original elongation at break (%)||≥ 25||MD 50.8, XD 30|
|Water immersion||tensile strength at yield (%)||≥ 80 of original||MD 106.6, XD 114.3|
|elongation at break (%)||≥ 70 of original||MD 113, XD 113.7|
|Heat aging||dimensional change (%)||≤ ±1||MD −0.5, XD −0.4|
|weight change (%)||≤ ±0.10||−0.3Table footnote (2)|
|tensile strength at yield (%)||≥ 80 of original||MD 113.2, XD 103.6|
|elongation at break (%)||≥ 70 or original||MD 106.9, XD 101.0|
|Chemical attack exposure||ammonium chloride||tensile strength at yield (%)||≥ 80 of original||MD 107.5, XD 146.4|
|elongation at break (%)||≥ 70 of original||MD 109.6, XD 129.7|
|sodium sulfate||tensile strength at yield (%)||≥ 80 of original||MD 116, XD 106|
|elongation at break (%)||≥ 70 of original||MD 98.6, XD 109.3|
|Compressive strength (kN/m2)||≥ 100||960|
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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