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[CCMC 13689-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 liquid-applied modified bituminous membrane for waterproofing below-ground concrete foundation 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
09-13-03-01-01-b-009.13.3.1.(1)(b) Required WaterproofingAcceptable
09-13-03-02-00-0-009.13.3.2.(1) Except as otherwise specified in this Se ...Alternative
09-13-03-03-00-0-009.13.3.3.(1) The method of application of all bitumin ...Alternative
09-13-03-05-00-0-009.13.3.5.(1) Concrete or unit masonry walls that are ...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.

Product information

Product name

WiserShield™ 61

Product description

The product is a liquid-applied membrane intended to be used for waterproofing below-ground concrete foundation walls (poured-in-place and unit masonry walls). The membrane is a two-part system consisting of an elastomer modified asphalt emulsion (Part A) and an accelerator (Part B). The two components are mixed on-site using the manufacturer designated pump and spray gun system and applied to a thickness of 1 mm (dry film).

The membrane is applied by the manufacturer’s qualified installers in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Smithville, ON, CA
WiserShield™ 61Product 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 use of the product has been evaluated for applications falling under the scope of Part 9 of Division B of the NBC 2010 for foundation walls at a depth of up to 3 m. The foundation walls must meet the structural requirements of the NBC 2010.
  • The poured-in-place concrete wall must be cured prior to the application of the product.
  • The maximum hydrostatic pressure that the membrane can sustain is 48 kPa for five days.
  • 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 chemicals (Part A and B of the waterproofing system) must be stored on-site as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • The manufacturer's recommended primer must be installed prior to the application of the membrane and as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • The thickness of the membrane installed throughout the foundation wall must meet the minimum thickness of the evaluated product.
  • While the waterproofing continuity of the membrane to other parts of the wall (e.g., slabs, footing) is beyond the scope of this evaluation, the installer must follow engineer-approved solutions to provide the waterproofing continuity.
  • 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 application must stop at ground level. The exposed above-grade portion of the membrane after soil settling must be protected from UV radiation and mechanical impact with additional backfill that would be graded away from the foundation.
  • The use of the product is limited to installation over foundation walls facing normal soil conditions. 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 first inspected to detect any defects (e.g., holes, tears, bubbles) and be repaired in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • The membrane must be covered with a protection board that consists of a semi-rigid or rigid board with a smooth surface facing the membrane (e.g., mineral fibre boards, expanded polystyrene/extruded polystyrene (EPS/XPS) boards or other equivalent board). The protection boards must not be installed using fasteners to prevent penetrations through the membrane below grade. See the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding the use of adhesive and tape to secure the protection boards.
  • The foundation wall must be backfilled in accordance with the requirements of Subsection 9.12.3., Backfill, of Division B of the NBC 2010.
  • The product must be applied by qualified installers in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions using their recommended tools.
  • The product must be identified with the phrase “CCMC 13689-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-071416.01-10BCCMC Technical Guide for Liquid-Applied Membrane for Waterproofing Concrete Foundation Wall

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. Material properties
Property Unit Requirement Result
Dry film thickness variation ± 10% of the manufacturer’s declared value Pass
Hardness (Type 00 hardness gauge) Report value 74.6
Water vapour permeance (WVP), Procedure B ng/(Pa×s×m2) Report value 17.0
Sag flow mm Shall exhibit a sag flow of not less than that required to obtain the specified dry film thickness None
Pinholing ≤ 1 pinhole Pass
Tensile strength at break MPa Report value 0.12
Elastic recovery % Report value 53.69

Performance requirements

Table 2. Watertightness performance test results
PropertyTable footnote (1) Table footnote (2) Requirement Result
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. Crack bridging resistance test results
PropertyTable footnote (1) Requirement Result

Crack bridging

  •  30 cycles at −20°C
  •  30 cycles at 30°C
No cracking, blistering, tearing, adhesion failure or other observable failures Pass

Water immersion/crack bridging

  •  30 cycles at −20°C
  •  30 cycles at 30°C
No cracking, blistering, 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, blistering, 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, blistering, tearing, adhesion failure or other observable failures Pass

UV aging/crack bridging

  •  10 cycles at −20°C
  •  10 cycles at 30°C
No cracking, blistering, tearing, adhesion failure or other observable failures Pass

 

Table 4. Peel adhesion performance test results
PropertyTable footnote (1) Unit Requirement Result
Peel adhesion at 23°C N/m ≥ 175 3590
Peel adhesion at maximum temperatureTable footnote (2) N/m ≥ 175 960
Peel adhesion at minimum temperatureTable footnote (3) N/m ≥ 175 8000
Water immersion/peel adhesion N/m ≥ 90% of 175 3030
Heat aging/peel adhesion N/m ≥ 90% of 175 5600
UV aging/peel adhesion N/m ≥ 90% of 175 4200

 

Table 5. Tensile strength test results
PropertyTable footnote (1) Unit RequirementTable footnote (2) Result
Heat aging/Tensile strength MPa ≥ 90% of original value 0.66
Chemical aging (NaOH)/Tensile strength MPa ≥ 90% of original value 0.12
Chemical aging (acetic acid)/Tensile strength MPa ≥ 90% of original value 0.20
UV aging/Tensile strength MPa ≥ 90% of original value 0.24

 

Table 6. Elastic revovery test results
PropertyTable footnote (1) Unit RequirementTable footnote (2) Result
Heat aging/Elastic recovery % ≥ 90% of original value 51.54
Chemical aging (NaOH)/Elastic recovery % ≥ 90% of original value 53.19
Chemical aging (acetic acid)/Elastic recovery % ≥ 90% of original value 48.74
UV aging/Elastic recovery % ≥ 90% of original value 49.09

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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