ASTM E1745/ASTM E154 Standard Specification for Water Vapor Retarders

ASTM E1745 – Standard Specification for Plastic Water Vapor Retarders Used in Contact With Soil or Granular Fill under Concrete Slabs

ASTM E154 – Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Retarders Used in Contact with Earth under Concrete Slabs, on Walls, or as Ground Cover

  1. Permeance or Water Vapor Transmission and Mechanical Strength before and after:

  2. a. Wetting Drying and Soaking
    b. Heat Conditioning
    c. Low Temperature Conditioning
    d. Soil Organism Exposure
    e. Soil Poison Petroleum Vehicle Exposure
    f. Ultraviolet Light Exposure

  1. Tensile Strength

  1. Resistance to Puncture

  1. Flame Spread

ASTM E1745/E154 Standard Specifications for Water Vapor Retarders
TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHODS
Water Vapor Transmission or Permeance ASTM E96
Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting ASTM D882
Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the
Free-Falling Dart Method
ASTM D1709
Water Vapor Transmission of Materials ASTM E96
Brittleness Temperature of Plastic Sheeting by Impact ASTM D1790
Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and
Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
ASTM F1249
Resistance to Puncture ASTM D4397
Flame Spread ASTM E108
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