Active Standard ASTM C898 / C898M | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.22
Book of Standards Volume: 04.04
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Significance and Use
Designers and installers of waterproofing systems may consult this guide for a discussion of important elements of the use of cold liquid-applied waterproofing membranes and associated elements of construction. This guide is not intended to serve as a specification for waterproofing installation.
Long-term performance of waterproofing with a separate wearing course is important because of the substantial difficulty in determining the location of leakage and in removing overlying materials to make repairs.
Refer to Guide C 1471
1.1 This guide describes the use of a high solids content, cold liquid-applied elastomeric waterproofing membrane that meets the criteria in Specification C 836
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.3 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.
C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates
C578 Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation
C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
C836 Specification for High Solids Content, Cold Liquid-Applied Elastomeric Waterproofing Membrane for Use with Separate Wearing Course
C920 Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants
C1193 Guide for Use of Joint Sealants
C1299 Guide for Use in Selection of Liquid-Applied Sealants
C1471 Guide for the Use of High Solids Content Cold Liquid-Applied Elastomeric Waterproofing Membrane on Vertical Surfaces
C1472 Guide for Calculating Movement and Other Effects When Establishing Sealant Joint Width
D1056 Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials--Sponge or Expanded Rubber
D1751 Specification for Preformed Expansion Joint Filler for Concrete Paving and Structural Construction (Nonextruding and Resilient Bituminous Types)
D1752 Specification for Preformed Sponge Rubber Cork and Recycled PVC Expansion Joint Fillers for Concrete Paving and Structural Construction
D5295 Guide for Preparation of Concrete Surfaces for Adhered (Bonded) Membrane Waterproofing Systems
D5957 Guide for Flood Testing Horizontal Waterproofing Installations
D6134 Specification for Vulcanized Rubber Sheets Used in Waterproofing Systems
D6451 Guide for Application of Asphalt Based Protection Board
D6506 Specification for Asphalt Based Protection Board for Below-Grade Waterproofing
E1907 Guide to Methods of Evaluating Moisture Conditions of Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Floor Coverings
American Concrete Institute StandardACI301 Specifications for Structural Concrete for Buildings Available from ACI International, P.O. Box 9094, Farmington Hills, MI 4833-9094.
ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber); 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)
UNSPSC Code 30151505(Roofing membranes); 13101700(Elastomers)