Single-Ply Recommendations

39 – March 1993

The following are recommendations put forward by the CRCA Single-Ply Sub-committee reflecting the current state of the art in design and application.

  1. EPS under loose-laid single-ply membranes shall be Type 1 with a minumum Compressive Strength of 69 kPa (10 psi). Type 1 minimum thickness shall be 2″ in one layer.  Lower thicknesses require a minimum of 7/16″ fibreboard cover.  EPS must meet CGSB Standard and be third party certified.
  2. Concrete decks require a separation layer of a Polyester mat cushion separator min. weight of 200/g/sq.m needle punched under loose-laid membrane. The deck shall be steel trowelled.

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