ASTM WK13834

    New Guide for Performance of Below-Grade Waterproofing Membranes

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D08.22 | Committee D08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide lists test methods intended to establish a minimum level of performance for reinforced waterproofing membranes applied to exterior surfaces of below-grade components of building envelopes enclosing habitable or usable spaces. 1.2 This guide does not include cementitious, integral, or bentonite systems. 1.3 This guide does not include membranes applied to: 1.3.1 Plazas, terraces, or balconies; 1.3.2 Inverted roof membrane assemblies; 1.3.3 Water-containment structures such as tanks or swimming pools; 1.3.4 Building decks for vehicular traffic such as parking decks; 1.3.5 Interior spaces such as mechanical rooms or commercial kitchens; 1.3.6 Spandrel beams or building components exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light; and 1.3.7 Tunnels for vehicles or pipes. 1.4 It is not possible to establish a precise correlation between laboratory tests on waterproofing membranes and performance after installation because of variations in chemicals in the soil, design, material, and installation. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.


    cyclical fatigue; dynamic puncture; moisture content; performance level; single and multiple ply; liquid applied; waterproofing membrane; static puncture; structural deck; hydrostatic pressure; permeance; chemical resistance; bacteria resistance

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    Justin Henshell


    D08 (13-03)

    Ballot Item Approved as D7832-2014 and Pending Publication