[CCMC 13452-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
|Code compliance:||NBC 2015|
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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 cold liquid-applied polymerenhanced asphalt for waterproofing below grade foundation walls (concrete or masonry block) 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||18.104.22.168.(1) Where hydrostatic pressure occurs, water ...||Acceptable|
|09-13-03-02-00-0-00||22.214.171.124.(1) Materials installed to provide required ...||Acceptable|
|09-13-03-04-00-0-00||126.96.36.199.(1) Unless otherwise stated in this Subsecti ...||Alternative|
|188.8.131.52.(2) +++ Waterproofing Materials||Alternative|
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.
The product is a liquid-applied polymer-enhanced asphalt that is applied with an airless spray to the exterior of foundation walls (concrete or masonry block) to create a 1-mm-thick waterproof membrane.
This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:
|Product name||Manufacturing plant|
|Surrey, BC, CA|
|SUPERPRO||Product 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, Housing and Small Buildings, of Division B of the NBC 2015 for foundation walls at a depth of up to 3 m. The foundation walls must meet the structural requirements of the NBC 2015.
- The poured in place concrete 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 184.108.40.206., 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 1-mm- (40-mils-) thick (dry film) for which the product has been evaluated.
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 engineer-approved solutions to provide the waterproofing continuity.
Following its application, the entire membrane must be protected from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation within two 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 matter, chemicals and microbiological activity, the manufacturer must be consulted to determine suitability.
- Prior to backfilling, the following conditions and limitations must be followed:
- 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 which may consist of a semi-rigid or rigid board with a smooth surface facing the membrane (e.g., mineral fibre boards, EPS/XPS boards or equivalent). The protection boards must not be installed using fasteners in order to avoid penetrations through the membrane. See the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding the use of adhesive and tape to secure the protection boards. Clean sand backfill can be used as an alternative solution to 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 2015.
- 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 13452-R.”
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-071416.01-15||CCMC Technical Guide for Liquid-Applied Membrane for Waterproofing Concrete Foundation Wall|
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 manufacturer’s specified value||1.02|
|Water vapour permeance||ng/Pa·s·m2||Report value||55.1|
|Sag flow||mm||No sagging||0Table footnote (1)|
|Pinholing||–||≤ 1 pinhole||No pinholing|
|Tensile strength||MPa||Report value||0.7|
|Elastic recovery||%||Report value||73|
|Watertightness after heat aging||–||No leakage||No leakage|
|Watertightness after chemical aging||–||No leakage||No leakage|
|Watertightness after UV exposure||–||No leakage||No leakage|
|Crack bridging resistance after water immersion||–||No visible cracking, blistering, peeling or other visible defects||No defects|
|Crack bridging resistance after heat aging||–||No visible cracking, blistering, peeling or other visible defects||No defects|
|Crack bridging resistance after UV exposure||–||No visible cracking, blistering, peeling or other visible defects||No defects|
|Peel adhesionTable footnote (1) – initial||N/m||≥ 175||1 401|
|Peel adhesion after water immersion||N/m||≥ 90% of original||1 488 (106.2%)|
|Peel adhesion after heat aging||N/m||≥ 90% of original||1 488 (106.2%)|
|Peel adhesion after UV exposure||N/m||≥ 90% of original||1 488 (106.2%)|
|Tensile strength after heat aging||MPa||≥ 90% of original||0.7 (100%)|
|Tensile strength after chemical aging||MPa||≥ 90% of original||0.7 (100%)|
|Tensile strength after UV exposure||MPa||≥ 90% of original||0.7 (100%)|
|Elastic recovery after heat aging||%||≥ 90% of original||73 (100%)|
|Elastic recovery after chemical aging||%||≥ 90% of original||73 (100%)|
|Elastic recovery after UV exposure||%||≥ 90% of original||73 (100%)|
|Low temperature flexibility||–||No cracking||No cracking|
Other technical evidence
Additional performance data requested by the report holder
|Time after spraying of membrane||Peel adhesion to concrete (N/m) [lb./in.]|
|4 days||1 476 [8.43]|
|7 days||2 415 [13.79]|
|28 days||2 569 [14.1]|
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.
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