[CCMC 12266-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

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Code compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a material for dampproofing in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

Code provision Solution type
9.13.2. DampproofingAlternative

The above opinion is 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

Platon Dampproofing Membrane

Product description

The product is a carbon-compounded, high-density polyethylene membrane with a dimpled surface on one side to provide an air gap between the concrete wall and the adjacent soil.

The product features double cone dimples, which are 6 mm high, spaced at about 30 mm on centre (o.c.) and joined by channels. The product is available in rolls that are 0.6 mm thick, 20 m long, and up to 3.05 m wide.

To ensure correct application, the manufacturer offers a complete dampproofing system with compatible and durable fasteners, sealants and accessories where needed. The configuration of the system is shown in Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3.

 
12.5mm x 13.5mm sample from the double cone dimple side of the Platon Dampproofing Membrane.
Figure 1. Side facing the soil
 
12.5mm x 13.5mm sample from the convexed double cone side of the Platon Dampproofing Membrane.
Figure 2. Side facing the wall
 
Anchor accessory attached to four independent convex double cone dimples from a sample of the Planton Dampproofing Membrane product.
Figure 3. Anchor

Manufacturing plants

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

  • Orangeville, 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.

  • Based on the evidence provided, the product has been classified as Type 2 for use in vertical applications 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 be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. In the event of conflict between the manufacturer’s instructions and this Report, this Report shall govern.
  • The product was evaluated for use against cast-in-place and concrete block foundations only and must cover the foundation wall from the top of the footing to the final grade.
  • 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 2015.
  • The product is a dimpled membrane dampproofing system designed to act as a protective layer or a capillary breaking layer against the foundation wall to protect the wall against transient or intermittent water that may come in contact with the wall’s surface.
  • The product must be protected from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light (sunlight) within a maximum of six months of installation.
  • Long-term performance of the dampproofing system depends on local conditions such as the soil type, hydrogeology of the site, mineralogy and presence of microorganisms in the soil (i.e., iron ochre), as well as compatibility of the filter with the soil, among other issues. Compliance with this Report does not exempt the project from requiring proper engineering design of the drainage system.
  • The performance of fixtures used to anchor the product in the wall was evaluated for a single anchor. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to define the pattern and spacing of anchors considering the anchor strength as well as site-specific issues such as the type of soil, how it will interact with the product, as well as the backfilling method used.
  • 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. Accessories used to anchor the product are part of the evaluation.
  • The product’s label and/or packaging must be clearly identified with the following:
    • manufacturer’s name or logo; and
    • the phrase “CCMC 12266-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-071119.01-15CCMC Technical Guide for Foundation Wall Dampproofing Systems – Dimpled Membranes

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.

The Platon Dampproofing Membrane test results are summarized in the table below.

Test results for Platon Dampproofing Membrane
Property Unit Requirement Result
Compressive strength (initial) kPa 150 176.5
Dynamic impact resistance (mean failure energy) J ≥ 2.45 2.6
Creep resistance (residual thickness at 25 years/10°C) % ≥ 40% at 25 years/10°C 64.8
Cold bending at -30°C N/A No visible crack No visible crack
UV Resistance (residual compression strength) % ≥ 80% of original 116Table footnote (1)
Tensile strength at yield kN/m ≥ 8 XDTable footnote (2) 10.1
Tensile strength elongation at break % ≥ 25 XD 26.3
Tensile strength anisotropy ratio N/A ≥ 0.5 0.67
Heat aging for 2 weeks (OIT after 2 weeks) min Note 3 5.95Table footnote (3)
Heat aging for 2 weeks (weight change) % ≤ |-0.1| -0.2Table footnote (4)
Heat aging for 2 weeks (residual compression strength) % ≥ 80 % of initial 127
Heat aging for 2 weeks (creep resistance after heat aging) % ≥ 40 % at 25 years/10°C 62.6
Resistance to alkaline environment appearance N/A No visible crack No visible crack
Resistance to alkaline environment residual compression strength % ≥ 80 of initial 118
Resistance to alkaline environment cold bending at -30°C N/A No cracks at room temp No visible crack
Orientation of the dimples - Report value Square MD/CD
Number of dimples per unit area dimples/m2 Report value 884
Overall thickness mm Report value 6.18
Sheet thickness mm Report value 0.86
Hollow core thickness mm Report value 5.32
Anchorage performance (anchorage efficiency) kN/anchor Report value 1.03

Administrative information

Disclaimer

This evaluation is issued by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), a part of the Construction Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The evaluation must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments and the legislated applicable building code in effect.

The CCMC was established in 1988 on behalf of the applicable regulator (i.e., the provinces and territories) to ensure—through assessment—conformity of alternative and acceptable solutions to regional building codes as determined by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) as part of the issuance of a building permit.

It is the responsibility of the local AHJs, design professionals, and specifiers to confirm that the evaluation is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later issue. Please refer to the website or contact:

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The NRC has evaluated the material, product, system or service described herein only for those characteristics stated 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 (i.e., AHJs, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is only valid when the product is installed in strict compliance with the stated conditions and limitations of evaluation and the applicable local building code. In circumstances where no applicable local building permit is issued and that no confirmation of compliance ‘for use in the intended field application’ is undertaken, this evaluation is null and void in all respects. This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind, expressed, or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated material, product, system or service described herein. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use and reliance on the information contained in this evaluation with respect to its compliance to the referenced code(s) and standard(s). 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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