[CCMC 13387-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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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 drainage layer against the outside of the foundation wall to protect the wall from transient or intermittent water that may come in contact with the wall surface, in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

Ontario Building Code 2017

Code provision Solution type
9.14.2.1.(2)(b) Foundation Wall DrainageAlternative

Ruling No. 11-10-268 (13387-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 2011-09-20 (revised 2017-01-10) 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 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

Foamular® C-200 Cel-Drain

Product description

The product is a Type 3, extruded polystyrene, rigid thermal insulation panel with specially designed vertical grooves that drain water down to the footing drainage system, directing water away from the foundation wall. The panels measure 600 mm wide × 2 400 mm long × 63.5 mm or 102 mm thick. The grooved channels measure 6 mm deep × 19 mm wide. The groove spacing is at 50 mm on centre (o.c.). The product is made from Foamular® thermal insulation, which is a pink-tinted, extruded/expanded polystyrene product that meets the requirements of CAN/ULC-S701-11, “Thermal Insulation, Polystyrene, Boards and Pipe Covering” (see CCMC 13431-L).

Installation of the Foamular® C-200 Cel-Drain extruded polystyrene.
Figure 1. Below-grade installation of the product
  1. Insulation
  2. Caulking/sealant
  3. Polyethylene sealing strip
  4. Foamular® C-200 Cel-Drain extruded polystyrene
Installation of the Foamular® C-200 Cel-Drain extruded polystyrene for above and below grade.
Figure 2. Below and above-grade installation of the product
  1. Above-grade protection
  2. Attachment channel
  3. Foamular® C-200 Cel-Drain extruded polystyrene
  4. Dampproofing

Manufacturing plants

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

  • Grande-Île (Valleyfield), Québec, Canada
  • Gresham, Oregon, United States

  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 is designed to direct water to the footing drainage system when installed against the foundation wall. The drainage surface (grooved side) is installed directly against the dampproofing face of the foundation wall with the drainage grooves in the vertical position (Class B).
  • This drainage product is one part of the total foundation drainage system that consists of a combination of design and construction processes that use different products. For example, a well-functioning footing drain (weeping tile) is required to direct water away from the bottom of the foundation wall.
  • The placement and grading of backfill must conform to Subsection 9.12.3., Backfill, of Division B of the OBC 2012.
  • The product has been evaluated for use in depths up to 3.7 m below grade (Type 2).
  • There must be a 6 mm to 13 mm gap between the bottom edge of the insulation and the top surface of the footing to facilitate the emptying of water from the drainage layer to the drain tile.
  • The top surface of the panels must be sealed with an ultraviolet stabilized polyethylene sheet and an acoustical sealant to prevent soil from entering the drainage channels. The polyethylene sheet must be wide enough (minimum 15 mm) to drape over the front and back of the panels.
  • The top surface of the panels must be within 75 mm of the finished grade.
  • The product packaging must be clearly identified with the phrase “CCMC 13387-R.

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-334613.02-12CCMC Technical Guide for Foundation Drainage Systems

 

The Report Holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.

Results of testing the performance requirements of the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Side water inflow min 500 mL of water in less than 15 min 6
Deformation under compressive load mm Minimum 10 62

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:

Canadian Construction Materials Centre
Construction Research Centre
National Research Council of Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6
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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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