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[CCMC 14229-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 vented sill plates in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, comply with the following codes:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-23-02-03-00-0- Except as permitted in Sentence ...Alternative
09-30-01-03-00-0- SleepersAlternative

National Building Code of Canada 2020

ID Code provision Solution type
92302030000009.23.2.3.(1) Except as permitted in Sentence ...Alternative
93001030000009.30.1.3. SleepersAlternative

Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 23-02-373 (14229-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 2023-06-20 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

  • TEK-BASE 04-48
  • TEK-BASE 04-48 2%UV

Product description

The product is a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) vented sill plate, installed below the bottom plates of non-loadbearing interior stud walls. The product is available in two formulations, TEK-BASE 04-48 and TEK-BASE 04-48 2%UV, which are identical except that the latter includes a UV stabilizer additive. The product is available in lengths of 1 200 mm, sized to grip onto a typical 38 mm × 89 mm wood sill plate. The 20-mm-high fins along the bottom of the product provide a cavity space under the sill plate permitting the passage of air and water.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product namesManufacturing plant
Montreal, QC, CA
TEK-BASE 04-48Product evaluated by the CCMC
TEK-BASE 04-48 2%UVProduct 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 application of the products is limited to construction falling under Part 9, Housing and Small Buildings, of the NBC 2015 and 2020.
  • The use of the products is limited to interior non-loadbearing walls.
  • The scope of this evaluation is limited to the products' conformance to the requirements of the NBC 2015 and 2020. CCMC has not verified any claim related to post-flooding accelerated drying or minimized flood damage as part of this product evaluation.

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-071123-15CCMC Technical Guide for Non-Loadbearing, Plastic, Vented Track Interior Sill Plate
CCMC-071123-20CCMC Technical Guide for Non-Loadbearing, Plastic, Vented Track Interior Sill Plate
Table 1. Test results for performance requirements of the product
Property Requirement TEK-BASE 04-48 TEK-BASE 04-48 2%UV
Compressive strength Report Value 2.2 MPa 2.1 MPa
Compressive strength after aging 80% of original value 104% 129%
Carbonyl index ≤ 0.2 0.058 0.052


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.


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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© His Majesty the King in Right of Canada, as represented by the National Research Council of Canada, 2024

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the CCMC.

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