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ASTM C1535-05(2023)

Standard Practice for Application of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems Class PI

Standard Practice for Application of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems Class PI C1535-05R23 ASTM|C1535-05R23|en-US Standard Practice for Application of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems Class PI Standard new BOS Vol. 04.01 Committee C11
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Significance and Use

4.1 This practice provides minimum requirements for the application of Class PI EIFS. The requirements for materials, mixtures, and details shall be contained in the project plans and specifications. See Guide E1825 for guidance.


1.1 This practice covers the minimum requirements and procedures for field or prefabricated application of Class PI Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS). Class PI EIFS are systems applied over polyisocyanurate insulation board, in which the base coat ranges from not less than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) to 1/4 in. (6.4 mm) in dry thickness, depending upon the number of nonmetallic reinforcing mesh layers encapsulated in the base coat. The base coat is then covered with a finish coat of various thickness in a variety of textures and colors. The insulation board shall be applied over a substrate or over open framing.

1.2 This practice does not cover Class PI EIFS with drainage. Consult the EIFS producer for information.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI (metric) values given in parentheses are approximate and are provided for information purposes only.

1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

1.5 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.01
Developed by Subcommittee: C11.05
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/C1535-05R23
ICS Code: 29.035.10