ASTM WK35733

    Revision of E514 / E514M - 09 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry

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    Active Standard: E514 / E514M - 14a

    Developed by Subcommittee: C15.04 | Committee C15 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    This item was previously balloted under C15 (11-01), Item 25. It received one negative which was withdrawn and several comments. The negative was withdrawn on the basis that it would be addressed as new business. Even though the changes provided in previous ballot item will be published, this ballot item reflects the suggested change provided by the negative vote as well as incorporating some suggested changes by the comments. The Terminology Subcommittee of ASTM C15 requested the C15.04.03 task group review keywords of the standards under the task groups jurisdiction and write definitions for the most significant keywords. The task group determined that the keywords; water penetration, surface water penetration, through-wall water penetration, and wind-driven rain were most important to both C1601 and E514. The task group indicated that it was important to distinguish the difference between the test results from the C1601 and E514 Test Methods by the definitions of surface water penetration and through-wall water penetration. The definitions are intended to supplement the discussion of the differences between C1601 and E514 found throughout C1601. A similar item is currently being balloted for modification of C1601.


    air-pressure; laboratory test; manometer; masonry; simulated wind driven rain; test chamber; water penetration; water spray pipe
    ; Leak testing--building constructions/materials; Masonry assemblages; Water penetration--masonry materials/applications;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Steven Talafous


    C15 (14-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E514/E514M-2014A and Pending Publication