Standard Test Method for Determining the Capability of Roofing and Waterproofing Materials to Seal around Fasteners
|Publication Date:||1 August 2010|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.