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Significance and Use
4.1 This series of test methods provides a means to evaluate performance of the water-resistive barrier coating when subjected to various physical and environmental conditions. The water-resistive barrier coating is applied between the EIFS and substrate in an EIFS-clad wall assembly and is intended to provide additional protection to the building and its contents from incidental moisture intrusion that may occur through the building envelope. Although protected from direct weather exposure after the EIFS is installed, the coating must be durable and weather resistant as it is subjected to various environmental conditions prior to application of the EIFS as well as while the system is in service.
1.1 These test methods apply to trowel, roller, or spray applied Water-resistive barrier (WRB) coatings that are applied over exterior sheathing prior to application of EIFS or EIFS with drainage wall claddings.
1.2 Test methods for in place wall system and cladding related to tests such as fire resistance, wind load capability, air barrier performance, and so forth. should also be considered but are outside the scope of this document.
1.3 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.
1.4 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.
AATCC StandardsAATCC 127 Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure Test
C297/C297M Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions
D2247 Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100 % Relative Humidity
D2898 Practice for Accelerated Weathering of Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood for Fire Testing
E72 Test Methods of Conducting Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
E330/E330M Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
E331 Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
E1233/E1233M Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Air Pressure Differential
E2110 Terminology for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)
E2134/E2134M Test Method for Evaluating the Tensile-Adhesion Performance of an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)
E2485/E2485M Test Method for Freeze/Thaw Resistance of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and Water Resistive Barrier Coatings
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ASTM E2570 / E2570M-07(2014)e1, Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Water-Resistive Barrier (WRB) Coatings Used under Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) or EIFS with Drainage, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top