ASTM WK35237

    New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Water Immersion and Drying for Evaluation of Flood Damage Resistance

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E06.25 | Committee E06 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This Standard establishes contaminated water immersion, drying and cleaning procedures to be used when determining whether building materials are flood damage resistant for applications that comply with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is intended to apply to construction materials, assemblies, and components that are elements of the building including but not limited to, items such as sheathing, structural elements, insulations, finishes, windows, doors, vents, and other types of fixed or operable openings. Requirements for evaluation of other hazards associated with flood damage including, but not limited to, debris impact, flood velocity, wave action, and other factors that would be adverse to continued use of the structure for its intended purpose are outside of the scope of the methods presented herein. This Standard shall not supersede other applicable codes or standards.

    This test method is a means for establishing exposure conditions to prepare specimens for subsequent testing used to classify materials with a flood-damage-resistant rating in accordance with the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The results obtained using this test method can provide guidance regarding the anticipated flood damage resistance properties of commonly used construction materials. The intended users of this Standard will be those seeking to determine flood damage resistant rating classification of structural materials and finish materials in accordance with the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


    Flooding, National Flood Insurance Program NFIP, FEMA, direct and prolonged contact

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Juan Nieves


    E06 (16-06)

    Ballot Item Approved as E3075-2016 and Pending Publication