Standard Active Last Updated: Nov 12, 2019
ASTM D7349/D7349M-15(2019)

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

Significance and Use

5.1 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.


1.1 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 nonconformance 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, 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: 04.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D08.02
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D7349_D7349M-15R19
ICS Code: 91.100.50