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ASTM International's roofing- and waterproofing-related standard guides and practices

The following list of ASTM International standard guides and practices applicable to roofing and waterproofing provides a synopsis for each standard. This is not an all-inclusive directory of all available standards though many standards developed specifically for use in roofing and waterproofing construction are included. It is not practical to provide a comprehensive inventory of the ASTM International resources roofing professionals use because of the sheer variety of subject matter related to roofing and waterproofing applications.

An ASTM International standard guide provides options or instructions that offer direction but do not recommend a specific course of action. A guide's purpose is to increase the awareness of information and methods in a subject area. An ASTM International standard practice is a specific set of instructions for performing one or more specific tasks that does not produce a test result.

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ASTM C981, "Standard Guide for Design of Built-Up Bituminous Membrane Waterproofing Systems for Building Decks," provides design guidelines for built-up waterproofing systems in plaza deck and promenade applications, which provide for a separate wearing course, over occupied spaces.

ASTM D1079, "Standard Terminology Relating to Roofing and Waterproofing," is a glossary of standard terminology used in roofing and waterproofing. It provides up-to-date definitions of industry terms.

ASTM D529, "Standard Practice for Enclosed Carbon-Arc Exposures of Bituminous Materials"; ASTM D4798, "Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method)"; and ASTM D4799, "Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Fluorescent UV, Water Spray, and Condensation Method)", provide guidelines for exposing asphalt- and coal-tar-based materials to ultraviolet light, moisture and temperature variation under controlled laboratory conditions. Such exposure in a laboratory is intended to reproduce, in a much compressed time period, the weathering effects that occur when materials are exposed for extended time periods in their intended service environments. Materials suitable for investigation using these standard practices have a minimum softening point of 200 F, meaning the bitumen does not visibly flow when vertically oriented specimens are exposed inside the weathering apparatus.

ASTM D2829, "Standard Practice for Sampling and Analysis of Existing Built-Up Roof Systems," provides guidelines for removing test specimens from existing built-up roof systems and for determining the approximate quantities of roof system components.

ASTM D3617, "Standard Practice for Sampling and Analysis of Built-Up Roof Systems During Application," provides guidelines for sampling before the application of flood coating and top surfacing. Guidelines are also provided for determining the approximate quantities of system components and the presence of moisture and/or dry (unbounded) spots between built-up plies.

ASTM D3805, "Standard Guide for Application of Aluminum-Pigmented Asphalt Roof Coatings," provides guidelines for application of materials complying with ASTM D2824 over built-up roof systems, polymer-modified bitumen roof systems, bituminous base flashings, concrete surfaces, metal surfaces, emulsion coatings and solvent-based coatings.

ASTM D5036, "Standard Practice for Application of Adhered Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Sheet Roofing," provides the minimum requirements for the installation of adhered PVC roofing materials. It includes criteria for delivery, storage and handling of materials, prevention of safety hazards, environmental conditions suitable for installation, substrate preparation and different available installation techniques.

ASTM D5082, "Standard Practice for Application of Mechanically Attached Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Sheet Roofing," provides the minimum requirements for the installation of mechanically attached PVC roofing materials. It includes criteria for delivery, storage and handling of materials, prevention of safety hazards, environmental conditions suitable for installation, substrate preparation and different available installation techniques.

ASTM D5295, "Standard Guide for Preparation of Concrete Surfaces for Adhered (Bonded) Membrane Waterproofing Systems," provides recommendations for preparation of concrete deck surfaces before the installation of adhered waterproofing. The guide addresses concrete deck surface cleaning, conditioning and repair practices used to remove surface defects and provide adequate adhesion between a waterproofing system and concrete surface.

ASTM D5469, "Standard Guide for Application of New Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam and Coated Roofing Systems," provides guidelines for the application of new spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof systems. It includes requirements applicable to substrate preparation, SPF application technique and equipment, and protective top coating and granule surfacing application.

ASTM D5843, "Standard Guide for Application of Fully Adhered Vulcanized Rubber Sheets Used in Waterproofing," provides information for developing specifications for the application and protection of adhered EPDM, butyl and neoprene vulcanized rubber waterproofing systems installed over concrete substrates. It provides material delivery, storage and handling criteria, safety precaution recommendations, guidelines for addressing concerns related to environmental conditions during installation, recommendations for substrate preparation and installation practices, and guidelines for quality assurance.

ASTM D5898, "Standard Guide for Standard Details for Adhered Sheet Waterproofing," addresses typical conditions encountered in adhered sheet waterproofing on below-grade structures and plazas. In addition to construction detail drawings, it provides general information regarding materials and construction practices used in adhered sheet waterproofing applications.

ASTM D5957, "Standard Guide for Flood Testing Horizontal Waterproofing Installations," contains guidelines for testing the watertightness of waterproofing systems installed on substrates sloped at a maximum of 1/4 inch per foot. The guide is intended for waterproofing applications in parking garages, plaza decks over habitable spaces and on other elevated structures. It is not intended for use with building roof systems. The guide addresses recommendations for materials used in testing, test procedure and reporting.

ASTM D6135, "Standard Practice for Application of Self-Adhering Modified Bituminous Waterproofing," provides installation recommendations for self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen sheets used in new waterproofing installations. It includes criteria for delivery, storage and handling of materials and recommendations for substrate preparation and waterproofing system installation.

ASTM D6369, "Standard Guide for Design of Standard Flashing Details for EPDM Roof Membranes," provides guidelines and illustrations to assist designers with the preparation of details for flashing conditions encountered in new ballasted, mechanically attached and adhered EPDM sheet roof systems.

ASTM D6622, "Standard Guide for Application of Fully Adhered Hot-Applied Reinforced Waterproofing Systems," provides minimum installation recommendations for adhered reinforced waterproofing systems applied with hot bitumen to low-slope and vertical surfaces. The standard defines an identification classification made of four types of waterproofing systems. Also, it provides material specification recommendations; material delivery; storage and handling criteria; safety precaution recommendations, guidelines for addressing concerns related to environmental conditions during installation; recommendations for substrate preparation and installation practices; and guidelines for quality assurance, inspection, testing and repair.

ASTM D6705, "Standard Guide for Repair and Recoat of Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Systems," provides guidelines for the repair and recoating of existing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof systems. It includes information related to existing roof system inspection and primer selection and requirements applicable to substrate preparation, SPF application and protective coating and granule surfacing application.

ASTM D6769, "Standard Guide for Application of Fully Adhered, Cold-Applied, Prefabricated Reinforced Modified Bituminous Membrane Waterproofing Systems," provides installation guidelines applicable to below-grade and below-wearing-surface vertical or horizontal applications. It includes recommendations addressing materials storage and handling, environmental conditions, material types, substrate preparation and installation practices.

ASTM D6950, "Standard Practice for Application of Heat Weldable Atactic Polypropylene (APP) Modified Bituminous Waterproofing Membranes Systems for New Building Decks," provides the minimum installation recommendations for torch-applied and/or hot-air welded APP polymer-modified bituminous waterproofing systems installed over occupied spaces and covered by a separate wearing course. It includes material specification recommendations, criteria for delivery, storage and handling of materials, recommendations for environmental conditions suitable for installation, and guidelines for substrate preparation and waterproofing system installation.

ASTM D7119, "Standard Guide for Sampling Spray Polyurethane Foam and Coating in Roofing," provides guidelines appropriate for investigating existing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof systems and performing quality assurance for new systems. It provides information about sample cut types and their uses, visual inspection techniques, physical property tests and methods used for repairs at sample locations.

ASTM D7186, "Standard Practice for Quality Assurance Observation of Roof Construction and Repair," provides guidelines for performing visual monitoring of roof system construction and defining the role, qualifications and responsibilities of quality-assurance observers. It applies to new construction, reroofing, repairs and maintenance work.

ASTM E1980, "Standard Practice for Calculating Solar Reflectance Index of Horizontal and Low-Sloped Opaque Surfaces," provides a procedure for calculating Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) values. SRI incorporates solar reflectance and emittance in a single value, which is a relative measure of the steady-state surface temperature with respect to the standard white (SRI = 100) and standard black (SRI = 0) surfaces under the standard conditions defined in the practice.





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