The CCMC report approves the patented concrete footing form system for use as a foundations product in compliance with the National Building Code of Canada and the National Research Council Canada.
Leading North American building products manufacturer, CertainTeed Corporation,
has received an evaluation report for its Form-A-Drain Foundation Drainage System from the Canadian Construction Materials
Centre (CCMC). The CCMC report approves the patented concrete footing form
system for use as a foundations product in compliance with the National Building
Code of Canada and the National Research Council Canada.
The report, number
13492-R, provides impartial and technical comment on pioneering products and
broadens the resources available to Canadian building professionals tasked with
creating environmentally sound and sustainable buildings.
“The CCMC approval
for Form-A-Drain provides building professionals with a superior groundwater
drainage system, ideal for the wet Canadian climates,” says Keith Reifke,
national sales manager for CertainTeed’s Foundations Business. “In addition,
Form-A-Drain is engineered to stay in place after construction, which is a
tremendous advantage for contractors, as less labor is required. We are excited
to offer this cost-effective product, which will allow building professionals to
remove the labor costs of stripping and cleaning standard concrete forms while
providing efficient installation.”Form-A-Drain is a three-in-one concrete
footing form system, foundation drainage system and sub-slab perimeter radon
reduction system. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) lineal sections are used in place of
wood or aluminum to form the footing and remain in place after the concrete is
poured. This saves time and money, as there is no need to return to the jobsite
to strip, clean and transport footing forms for reuse. After installation,
Form-A-Drain collects groundwater through multiple side vents and transports it
to a sump pit or a drainage pipe to divert water out of the home. Harmful radon
gas is also collected and safely evacuated through a separate vent pipe.
more information about Form-A-Drain, visit www.certainteed.com.