[CCMC 14144-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
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It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a waterproofing membrane for 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 2015
|ID||Code provision||Solution type|
|09-13-03-01-00-0-00||126.96.36.199.(1) Where hydrostatic pressure occurs, water ...||Acceptable|
|09-13-03-02-00-0-00||188.8.131.52.(2) Materials used for exterior waterproofin ...||Alternative|
|09-13-03-04-00-0-00||184.108.40.206.(1) Unless otherwise stated in this Subsecti ...||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.
The product is a cold, spray-applied, polyurea membrane system consisting of 2 liquid components mixed during application that when cured form a seamless, monolithic waterproofing membrane. The first component is a Special Pre-Polymer ISO and the second component is a Reactive Polyamine Crosslinker. The product is intended to be used as a waterproofing membrane. The product is intended to be installed on poured concrete or concrete block wall substrates of below-grade foundation wall systems.
The spray-applied membrane is applied by the manufacturer’s qualified installers to a thickness 1.27 mm (50 mils) in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plants:
- Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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 scope of this Evaluation is for applications falling under the scope of Part 9, Housing and Small Buildings, of Division B of the NBC 2015. The foundation walls must meet the structural requirements of the NBC 2015.
- The maximum hydrostatic pressure that the membrane can sustain is 48 kPa for 5 days.
- The poured-in-place concrete wall must be cured to a maximum measured moisture content of 20% and the outside temperature shall not be below –5°C prior to the application of the product.
- Unit masonry or poured-in-place concrete walls must meet the surface preparation requirements of Article 220.127.116.11., Preparation of Surface, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
- The chemicals (Part A and B of the waterproofing system) must be stored on site 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 Report, the installer must follow manufacturer-approved solutions to provide the waterproofing continuity.
- This Evaluation Report only covers the spray-applied installation of the membrane.
- Patching materials used to fill voids in the substrate wall system must be compatible with the substrate and the membrane.
- During application of the membrane, the manufacturer’s recommendations must be followed to ensure risks associated with exothermic reactions and subsequent fire risks are eliminated.
- Following its application, the entire membrane must be protected from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation within six weeks of its application and in accordance with the manufacturer’s additional recommendations.
- The exposed above-grade portion of the membrane after soil settling must be protected from UV radiation with a compatible exterior top coat paint finish or flashing for in-service UV protection or additional backfill to protect the membrane 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, or 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, cracks, thin areas, bubbles) and be repaired in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
- the membrane must be protected on the exterior side before backfill with a protection board in accordance with Sentence 18.104.22.168.(3) of the NBC 2015.
- The foundation wall must be backfilled in accordance with the requirements of Subsection 9.12.3., Backfill, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
- The product must be applied by qualified installers in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions using the recommended tools.
- The product must be identified with the phrase “CCMC 14144-R.”
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-071416.02-15||CCMC Technical Guide for Cold, Spray-Applied, Two-Component Polyurea Elastomeric Membrane for Waterproofing Concrete Foundation Walls|
The Report 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.
|Dry film thickness||mm||± 10% of the manufacturer declared value – 1.27 (50 mils)||1.165 (45 mil – average of 30 readings)|
|Tensile strength at 23°C||MD||N||Report value||392|
|Elongation at 23°C||MD||%||> 200%||334|
|Load strain energy at 23°C||MD||strain energy||kN·m/m2||Report value||29.1|
|ultimate elongation at 5% of max load||%||317|
|XD||strain energy||kN·m/m2||Report value||25.1|
|ultimate elongation at 5% of max load||%||303|
|Load strain energy at –18°C||MD||strain energy||kN·m/m2||Report value||18.7|
|ultimate elongation at 5% of max load||%||122|
|XD||strain energy||kN·m/m2||Report value||7.6|
|ultimate elongation at 5% of max load||%||53|
|Water vapour transmission at 127 mm thickness||ng/(Pa·s·m2)||< 60||58|
|Dynamic puncture||at 23°C, impact height 25 cm||n/a||Rating 3 or 4||Pass|
|at –15°C, impact height 25 cm||n/a||Rating 3 or 4||Pass|
|Static puncture||at 23°C, 25 kg||n/a||Rating 3 or 4||Pass|
|at –15°C, 25 kg||n/a||Rating 3 or 4||Pass|
|Dimensional stability, 4 d at 50°C water bath||%||> 1||MD 0.38|
|Water absorption, 4 d at 50°C water bath||%||> 3||0.43|
|Plastic flow||mm||> 1||0.5|
|Adhesion in peel||after water immersion, 1 day (d) at 50°C||N/m||> 200||1 249|
|at standard installation temperature 23°C without water immersion||> 200||1 726|
|at lowest installation temperature –10°C without water immersion||> 200||1 058|
|Back-to-back peeling (lap peel)||N||Report value||42|
|Crack bridging||at –20°C (14 d at 70°C)||n/a||No visible cracking, splitting or loss of adhesion||Pass|
|at 40°C (14 d at 70°C)||No visible cracking, splitting or loss of adhesion|
|Low temperature flexibility, at –40°C||n/a||No cracks||No visible cracks 5/5|
|Watertightness on original, after static puncture, dynamic puncture, after chemical aging||n/a||No evidence of leakage||No leakage – 48 kPa or 4.89 m water head pressure, 5 days|
|Pinholing||n/a||No pinhole revealed when viewed against 300 W flash lamp from 300 mm distance||Pass|
|Pull adhesion||without primer – on pavement blocks||MPa||Report value||3.56|
|with primer – on concrete slab on pavement blocks||5.84|
|Retention properties after chemical resistance|
|Peel adhesion after NaOH immersion||N/m||> 200||1101 with primer|
|Tensile strength after H2O immersion||MD||%||≥ 75% of original||145|
|% elongation after H2O immersion||MD||%||≥ 75% of original||106|
|Tensile strength after NaCl solution immersion||MD||%||≥ 75% of original||123|
|% elongation after NaCl solution immersion||MD||%||≥ 75% of original||98|
|Retention properties after heat aging|
|Peel adhesion after heat aging||N/m||> 200||552 with primer|
|Tensile strength after heat aging||MD||%||≥ 90 of original||121|
|% elongation after heat aging||MD||%||≥ 90 of original||93|
|Retention properties after accelerated weathering FL/UV – 200 h|
|Tensile strength after UV weathering||MD||%||≥ 90 of original||92|
|% elongation after UV weathering||MD||%||≥ 90 of original||96|
|Peel adhesion after only UV weathering||N/m||> 200||393|
|Glass transition temperature||before heat or UV (original)||n/a||Report value||Pass (not found between –74°C and 95°C)|
|after heat aging||< –10°C|
|after UV aging||< –10°C|
|Watertightness||after static puncture||n/a||No leakage observed after 5 days at 5 m height of water head||Pass|
|after dynamic puncture|
|after chemical aging (NaOH / NaCl / acetic)|
|after heat aging|
|after heat plus UV aging|
|Crack bridging performance||after water immersion at –20°C and 30°C||n/a||No visible cracking, splitting or loss of adhesion||Pass|
|after chemical aging (NaOH), at –20°C and 30°C|
|after chemical aging (acetic acid), at –20°C and 30°C|
|after UV, at –20°C and 30°C|
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