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    Standard Test Method for Determining the Capability of Roofing and Waterproofing Materials to Seal around Fasteners

    Active Standard ASTM D7349 / D7349M | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.04


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    ASTM D7349 / D7349M

    Significance and Use

    In some situations, penetration through asphalt-based roofing or waterproofing materials by fasteners is a required part of the material installation process or occurs during installation of other system components. When fasteners penetrate the material as a purposeful and planned part of the construction process, it is reasonable to expect that materials designed to limit migration of liquid water at the interface between the penetrating fastener and the material will do so. This qualitative test method provides a means to evaluate the ability of a material to limit water migration at fastener penetrations when tested under defined conditions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This qualitative test method determines the capability of asphalt-based roofing or waterproofing material to seal around a fastener that penetrates the material and prevent transmission of liquid water through the material at the penetration under defined conditions.

    1.2 This test method is provided for adoption by ASTM or other consensus-based roofing and waterproofing product specifications as a standardized means to evaluate capability to seal around a fastener. Performance of this test method after subjecting the product to conditioning intended to simulate environmental stresses and strains is not prohibited.

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

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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

    D1079 Terminology Relating to Roofing and Waterproofing

    D3462 Specification for Asphalt Shingles Made from Glass Felt and Surfaced with Mineral Granules

    D5147 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Modified Bituminous Sheet Material

    F1667 Specification for Driven Fasteners: Nails, Spikes, and Staples


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30151500(Roofing materials); 31410000(Seals)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7349_D7349M-11

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