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SYSTEM Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™
System Specifications Page 3
System Technical Data Page 11
System Details Page 19
Facades Comercial EIFS Plus™
Printed in the USA Facades, Inc. 2005
Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™
A Commercial EIFS for concrete, concrete masonry and sheathed wall construction with the added benefit of Facades WaterGuard™ System.
Facades Comercial EIFS Plus™ Publication FS311
Printed in the USA Facades, Inc. 2005
WaterGuard™ functions as an air barrier component and secondary water-resistant barrier in wall assemblies. The secondary moisture protection provided by WaterGuard™ protects wall sheathing against moisture damage from rain during the construction process and in the event of a breach in the wall cladding while in service. It is not intended to correct faulty workmanship such as the absence or improper integration of flashing with the cladding, nor is it intended to correct other defective components of construction such as windows that leak into the wall assembly. Flashing should always be integrated with the cladding to direct water to the exterior, not into the wall assembly, particularly at potential leak sources such as windows.
An air barrier system minimizes the risk of condensation within the building envelope by eliminating mass transfer of warm moisture laden air into the wall assembly to a cold surface where it can condense. A complete air barrier system consists of individual air barrier compo- nents and the connections between them. The air barrier components must be continuous to become an effective air barrier system. The design/construction professional must take material compatibility and construction sequencing into account when designing an “air tight” assembly to ensure continuity and long term durability. The effects of air tightness on mechanical ventilation should also be included in the overall project evaluation.
This document contains the Manufacturer’s Standard Specification for Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™ and WaterGuard™ Water-Resis- tant/Air Barrier. These specifications follow the Construction Specification Institute’s 3-part format.
TAILORING THE FACADES MANUFACTURER’S SPECIFICATIONS TO YOUR PROJECT: These specifications cover all the common ways of using the Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™. Most projects use only a few of the possible combinations of these materials and methods. To tailor the specifications to your project, simply use those sections, which apply. Also, it may be prudent to place certain parts of the Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™ Specification in other parts of the project’s total specification, such as sealants and framing. The project design professionals are responsible for ensuring that the project specifications are suitable for the project. For assistance in preparing your specification, contact your Facades Distributor or Facades, Inc.
UNITS English Units are included in parentheses after the Standard International (SI) equivalents thus:
13 mm (1/2 in) 16 Kg/m3 (1.0 pcf)
Please note that the conversions may not be exact but rather represent commonly used equivalents.
WARNING An air barrier should not be confused with a vapor retarder which may also be used in the wall assembly to retard water vapor diffusion and reduce the risk of condensation. Generally a vapor retarder is placed on the warm side of the wall. Specifically, it is placed on the interior side in cold climates. A vapor retarder may not be necessary depending on the wall components, the range of temperature/humid- ity conditions inside and outside, and the mechanical ventilation of the building. A vapor retarder should not be used on the inside of walls in warm humid climates.
DISCLAIMER Information contained in this specification conforms to standard detail and product recommendations for the installation of the Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™ products as of the date of publication of this document and is presented in good faith. Facades, Inc. assumes no liability, expressed or implied, as to the architecture, engineering or workmanship of any project. To insure that you are using the lat- est, most complete information, contact:
PART I – GENERAL
1.01 SUMMARY This document contains all the Manufacturer’s requirements for the proper design, use, and installation of the Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™ with WaterGuard™ Water- Resistant/Air Barrier over vertical above grade concrete walls, concrete masonry walls, and wall sheathing. It is intended to be used in conjunction with Facades’ published Commercial EIFS Plus™ Specification typical details, and application instructions. Individually, project design param- eters may require special details or specifications, which the project design professional should prepare. A. SECTION INCLUDES
1. Exterior Insulation and Fin- ish System Class PB Plus (with Facades WaterGuard™)
B. RELATED SECTIONS 1. Unit Masonry – Section 042000. 2. Concrete – Sections 03300 and 034000. 3. Light Gauge Cold Formed Steel Framing – Section 054000 4. Wood Framing – Section 061000 5. Sheathing – Section 061600 6. Water Barriers – Section 072500 7.Vapor Retarders– Section 072600 8. Membrane Roofing– Section 075000 9. Flashing and Sheet Metal– Sec- tion 076000 10. Joint Protection– Section 079000 11. Windows– Section 085000
1.02. REFERENCES A. ASTM B117 (Federal Test Stan- dard 141A Method 6061) Test Method of Salt Spray (Fog) Testing. B. ASTM C79 Specification for Gyp- sum Sheathing Board. C. ASTM C150 Specification for Port- land Cement. D. ASTM C297 Test Method for Tensile Strength of Flat Sandwich
Constructions in Flatwise Plane. E. ASTM D968 (Federal Test Stan- dard 141A Method 6191) Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abra- sive. F. ASTM D2247 (Federal Test Stan- dard 141A Method 6201) Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coat- ings in 100% Relative Humidity. G. ASTM E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials. H. ASTM E96 Test Methods for Wa- ter Vapor Transmission of Materials. I. ASTM E108 (Modified) Method for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings. J. ASTM E119 Method for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materi- als. K. ASTM E330 Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Differ- ence. L. ASTM E331 Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference. M. ASTM G23 (Federal Test Stan- dard 141A Method 6151) Recom- mended Practice for Operating-Ex- posure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water, for Expo- sure of Nonmetallic Materials. N. Facades Commercial EIFS Plus Installation Details.(FS0411) O. Facades Expanded Poly- styrene Insulation Board Specification.(FS0113) P. Specification for Commercial EIFS with Mechanical Fasteners. (FS0114) Q. Facades Cleaning and Recoating.(FS0110) R. Facades Expansion Joints and Sealants. (FS0112) S. Facades Water Vapor Transmission.(FS0111) T. Facades Commercial EIFS Plus Application Instructions. (FS0511) U. Standard Test Method for Resis- tance of Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), Class PB to the Ef- fects of Rapid Deformation (Impact).
V. Mil Std E5272 Environmental Test- ing. W. Mil Std 810B Environmental Test Methods (mildew resistance).. X. UBC Std 26-4 (Formerly UBC 17-6) Multi-Story Fire Evalu- ation of Exterior Non Load-bearing Foam Plastic Insulated Wall Sys- tems. Y. ULC S101 Standard Methods of Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction Materials.
1.03 DEFINITIONS A. Base Coat: The layer consisting of one or more layers of Reinforcing Mesh fully embedded in the base coat material applied to the outside surface of the EPS. B. Building Expansion Joint: A joint through the entire building structure designed to accommodate structural movement. C. Contractor: The contractor that installs This Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™ to the Substrate. D. Facades: Facades, Inc., the man- ufacturer of the Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™, a Missouri Corporation. E. Expansion Joint: A discontinuity in The Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™. F. Finish: An acrylic-based coating, available in a variety of textures and colors, which is applied to the outside surface of the base coat. G. Insulation Board: Expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation board, which is affixed to the substrate. H. Panel Erector: The contractor who installs the panelized Commercial EIFS Plus™. I. Panel Fabricator: The Contractor who fabricates the panelized Com- mercial EIFS Plus™. J. Reinforcing Mesh: Glass fiber mesh(es) used to reinforce the base coat and to provide impact resis- tance. K. Sheathing: A substrate in sheet form. L. Substrate: The material to which The Facades Commercial EIFS Plus™ is affixed.
FACADES, INC. MANUFACTURER’S SPECIFICATION
SECTION 072726 FACADES COMMERCIAL EXTERIOR INSULATION AND FINISH SYSTEM CLASS PB PLUS
(WITH WATERGUARD SYSTEM)
M. Substrate System: The total wall assembly including the attached sub- strate to which The Facades Com- mercial EIFS Plus™ is affixed.
1.04 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION A. General: The Facades Com- mercial EIFS Plus™ is an Exterior Insulation and