Work Item
ASTM WK72011

New Practice for Evaluating Drainage of an Existing EIFS with Drainage Clad Wall Assembly

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, development and maintenance of standards and related documents for performance of buildings, their elements, components, including means and methods of fabrication and assembly; and the description, measurement, prediction, improvement, and management of the overall performance of buildings and building-related facilities. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having a mutual interest.

Keywords

flashing; water resistive barrier; weep system

Rationale

The drainage for EIFS Standard (E 2273) is a lab test primarily used to evaluate drainage efficiency for code compliance and is not applicable or practical to assess or evaluate systems installed on actual buildings. This new standard was suggested by a E6.58 member who feels a field drainage test or protocol would be helpful to evaluate EIFS that have been installed on building, in forensic evaluations, etc.

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

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: E06.58

Committee: E06

Staff Manager: Stephen Mawn

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-19-2020

Technical Contact: Bill Egan

Item: 000

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