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ASTM International - ASTM E154/E154M-08a(2013)e1

Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Retarders Used in Contact with Earth Under Concrete Slabs, on Walls, or as Ground Cover

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2013
Status: inactive
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Concrete and concrete products): 91.100.30
significance And Use:

4.1 In service, vapor retarders may be exposed to a variety of conditions, so no one test will provide evaluations related to performance for all exposures (refer to Guide E241 and Practice C755).... View More

scope:

1.1 These test methods2 cover the determination of the properties of flexible membranes to be used as vapor retarders in contact with earth under concrete slabs, against walls, or as ground cover in crawl spaces. The test methods are applicable primarily to plastic films and other flexible sheets. The materials are not intended to be subjected to sustained hydrostatic pressure. The procedures simulate conditions to which vapor retarders may be subjected prior to and during installation, and in service.

1.2 The test methods included are:

  Section
Water-Vapor Transmission of Material as Received  7
Water-Vapor Transmission after Wetting and Drying and after Long-
 Time Soaking
 8
Tensile Strength  9
Resistance to Puncture 10
Resistance to Plastic Flow and Elevated Temperature 11
Effect of Low Temperatures on Flexibility 12
Resistance to Deterioration from Organisms and Substances in Con-
 tacting Soil
13
Resistance to Deterioration from Petroleum Vehicles for Soil Poisons 14
Resistance to Deterioration from Exposure to Ultraviolet Light 15
Resistance to Flame Spread 16
Report 17

1.3 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.

1.4 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.

Document History

Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Retarders Used in Contact with Earth Under Concrete Slabs, on Walls, or as Ground Cover
1.1 These test methods2 cover the determination of the properties of flexible membranes to be used as vapor retarders in contact with earth under concrete slabs, against walls, or as ground cover in...
ASTM E154/E154M-08a(2013)e1
April 1, 2013
Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Retarders Used in Contact with Earth Under Concrete Slabs, on Walls, or as Ground Cover
1.1 These test methods2 cover the determination of the properties of flexible membranes to be used as vapor retarders in contact with earth under concrete slabs, against walls, or as ground cover in...
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