ASTM C1397 - 13

    Standard Practice for Application of Class PB Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage

    Active Standard ASTM C1397 | Developed by Subcommittee: C11.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice provides minimum requirements for the application of Class PB EIFS and EIFS with Drainage (see Specification E2568). The requirements for materials, mixtures, and details shall be contained in the project plans and specifications. See Guide E1825 for guidance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the minimum requirements and procedures for field or prefabricated application of Class PB Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage. Class PB EIFS are systems applied over insulation board, in which the base coat ranges from not less than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) to 1/4 in. (6.4 mm) in dry thickness, depending upon the number of nonmetallic reinforcing mesh layers encapsulated in the base coat (see Specification E2568). The base coat is then covered with a finish coat of varying thickness in a variety of textures and colors. EIFS with Drainage provides a mechanism to drain incidental moisture

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 The text of this practice references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as a requirement of the standard.

    1.4 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. 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 limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C11 Terminology Relating to Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems

    C150 Specification for Portland Cement

    C1063 Specification for Installation of Lathing and Furring to Receive Interior and Exterior Portland Cement-Based Plaster

    C1177/C1177M Specification for Glass Mat Gypsum Substrate for Use as Sheathing

    C1186 Specification for Flat Fiber-Cement Sheets

    C1278/C1278M Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Gypsum Panel

    C1280 Specification for Application of Exterior Gypsum Panel Products for Use as Sheathing

    C1325 Specification for Non-Asbestos Fiber-Mat Reinforced Cementitious Backer Units

    C1382 Test Method for Determining Tensile Adhesion Properties of Sealants When Used in Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Joints

    C1396/C1396M Specification for Gypsum Board

    C1472 Guide for Calculating Movement and Other Effects When Establishing Sealant Joint Width

    C1481 Guide for Use of Joint Sealants with Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)

    E1825 Guide for Evaluation of Exterior Building Wall Materials, Products, and Systems

    E2110 Terminology for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)

    E2430 Specification For Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Thermal Insulation Boards for Use in Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)

    E2568 Specification for PB Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems

    E2570 Test Methods for Evaluating Water-Resistive Barrier (WRB) Coatings Used under Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) or EIFS with Drainage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.99 (Other construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30150000(Exterior finishing materials)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1397

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