Significance and Use
Maintenance of adequate tensile adhesion of EIFS components to each other, and to the substrate are essential for long term performance of the system.
The tensile-adhesion properties obtained by this test method are not purported to be representative of wind load or other structural and moisture related properties of the EIFS wall assembly. Tensile-adhesion properties using this test method are used as one of the factors in evaluating substrates and to compare adhesives.
1.1 This test method evaluates the tensile-adhesion performance of an exterior insulation and finish System (EIFS) or its individual components by two different procedures: Procedure A, Dry Conditioning and Testing of Specimens; and Procedure B, Wet Conditioning and Testing of Specimens.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA)
GuidelineSpecificati Insulation and Finish Systems, Class PB Available from EIMA, 3000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 270, Morrow, GA 30260.
extension insulation and finish system (EIFS); tensile-adhesion;
ICS Number Code 91.100.99 (Other construction materials)
ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.
Citing ASTM Standards
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