STP1088: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Roofing: Preliminary Field Test Results

    Foltz, S
    researchers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Champaign, IL

    Bailey, DM
    researchers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Champaign, IL

    Pages: 19    Published: Jan 1990


    Abstract

    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) single-ply roofing systems have been installed at three U.S. military facilities for a ten year evaluation. This paper reports preliminary results through the first six years of testing. The test is part of long-term research by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USA CERL) to identify alternatives to conventional built-up roofing for military construction and reroofing.

    Membrane samples were taken periodically based on a schedule of every six months for the first two years and annually during the next four years. Laboratory testing was performed by the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation using American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) methods in most cases. A total of ten tests measuring mechanical and physical properties of the membranes and the seams were performed on each set of samples. Four other tests were done on a limited basis.

    Keywords:

    polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membranes, single-ply roofing, flat roofing, roofing system


    Paper ID: STP26555S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D08.21

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26555S


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