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Maxxon Corp.  Floor Underlayment
 
         
SECTION 03 54 00
 
         
FLOOR UNDERLAYMENT
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Maxxon Corp. ; cementitious underlayment.
This section is based on the products of Maxxon Corp. , which is located at:
920 Hamel Rd. P. O. Box 253
Hamel, MN 55340
Toll Free Tel: 800-356-7887
Tel: 763-478-9600
Fax: 763-478-2431
Email: request info
Web: http://www.maxxoncorporation.com
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Gyp-Crete was only the beginning.
Maxxon®, The Floor Specialists, is recognized as the pioneer and leader in floor technologies. From the original Gyp-Crete® Floor Underlayment, Maxxon's comprehensive product line has expanded to include gypsum and self-leveling underlayments, sound control mats, and several other specialty products including a low density deep fill.
Ideal for renovation, commercial, multifamily, or single-family applications, Maxxon can solve any floor challenge. Maxxon Underlayments can be installed in wood frame, concrete construction, or over corrugated steel deck in steel frame construction.
Maxxon gypsum underlayments, Level-Right, and Acousti-Mat Sound Control Mats are GREENGUARD Gold Certified. Maxxon products offer the complete package with fast installation, proven performance, and may also help contribute toward points for LEED® project certification.
Maxxon now offers a high performance line of sound control mats with the Acousti-Mat® Premium Series. These mats provide upgraded impact sound control without increasing the overall floor height. An added layer of sound absorptive fabric to the bottom of the entangled mesh mat adds additional IIC protection without increasing the thickness of the mat. In new construction or renovation, Maxxon is sure to have the sound solution for any project.
Contact Maxxon Corporation to schedule an AIA Accredited Presentation for your architectural firm
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Gypsum Floor Underlayment.
 
          B.Gypsum Pourable Thermal Underlayment.
 
          C.Gypsum Underlayment for Corrugated Steel Deck Construction.
 
          D.Cementitious self-leveling floor underlayment.
 
          E.Cementitious self-leveling wearing surface.
 
          F.Cementitious patching compound.
 
          G.Cementitious lightweight aggregate fill.
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 03 54 00 - Cast Underlayment0 - Cast Underlayment
 
          B.Section - 0 - Expansion Joint Cover Assemblies.
 
          C.Section 09 30 00 - Tiling.
 
          D.Section 09 60 00 - Flooring.
 
          E.Section 09 67 13.33 - Conductive Elastomeric Liquid Flooring.
 
          F.Section 09 80 00 - Acoustic Treatment.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.International Code Council (ICC): ICC-ES ESR-2540; Gyp-Crete; Gyp-Crete 2000/3.2K; Therma-Floor; Dura-Cap; Commercial Topping; Level-Right Product.
 
          B.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM C 109M - Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or 50-mm Cube Specimens).
          2.ASTM C 190 - Method of Test for Tensile Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars.
          3.ASTM C 348 - Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars.
          4.ASTM C 472 - Standard Test Methods for Physical Testing of Gypsum, Gypsum Plasters and Gypsum Concrete.
          5.ASTM C 882 - Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Epoxy-Resin Systems Used With Concrete By Slant Shear; Level-Right FS-10 only.
          6.ASTM E 84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
          7.ASTM F 1869 - Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride.
          8.ASTM F 2170 - Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slab.
          9.ASTM F 2419 - Standard Practice for Installation of Thick Poured Gypsum Concrete Underlayments and Preparation of the Surface to Receive Resilient Flooring.
          10.ASTM F 2678 - Standard Practice for Preparing Panel Underlayments, Thick Poured Gypsum Concrete Underlayments, Thick Poured Lightweight Cellular Concrete Underlayments, and Concrete Subfloors with Underlayment Patching Compounds to Receive Resilient Flooring.
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
          1.Data substantiating compliance with specified physical properties.
          2.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          3.Surface preparation instructions and recommendations.
          4.Details of terminations and interfaces with other materials.
          5.Installation requirements and methods.
 
          C.Installer's Qualifications: Submit in writing by Maxxon Corporation that installer is a manufacturer-authorized applicator.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in providing products of the type specified in this section, with minimum of 5 years documented experience with products in use.
 
          B.Applicator Qualifications: Authorized by manufacturer, using manufacturer approved mixing and pumping equipment.
 
          1.6DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Materials shall be delivered in their original, unopened packages, and protected from exposure to the elements.
 
          B.Damaged or deteriorated materials shall be removed from the premises.
 
          C.Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.
 
          1.7PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Maxxon Corp. , which is located at: 920 Hamel Rd. P. O. Box 253; Hamel, MN 55340; Toll Free Tel: 800-356-7887; Tel: 763-478-9600; Fax: 763-478-2431; Email: request info; Web: http://www.maxxoncorporation.com
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
 
          2.2MATERIALS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Selection Chart: Maxxon Underlayments provide varying strengths based on your project needs. Applications range from multifamily housing, office buildings, retail facilities, sports complexes and more. They are ideal for use over wood and concrete subfloors as well as corrugated steel deck. Fast setting, quick application; for light trade traffic within hours. Delete system and options not required.
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraphs below not required for project.
 
          A.Gypsum Floor Underlayment: Gyp-Crete Floor Underlayment.
          1.Material: Gypsum Underlayment.
          2.Dry Density: Approximately 110 pcf (1760 kg/cu.m).
          3.Compressive Strength, per ASTM C472, at 28 days: 2200 psi (15 MPa).
          4.Surface Burning Characteristics, per ASTM E 84:
          a.Flame Spread: 0.
          b.Fuel Contribution: 0.
          c.Smoke Development: 0.
          5.ICC-ES Listing: ESR-2540.
          6.GREENGUARD Standards: GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
          7.Primer: Maxxon Floor Primer.
          8.Sealer: Maxxon Overspray.
          9.Sand Aggregate:
          a.Material: Washed masonry or plaster sand.
          b.Particle Size: 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) or less.
          c.Maxxon Sand Specifications 101.
          10.USGBC LEED Credit Contribution:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
          a.MR Credit 3: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing Raw Materials.
          b.EQ Credit 2: Low Emitting Materials.
          c.EQ Credit 4: Indoor Air Quality Assessment.
          d.EQ Credit 9: Acoustic Performance.
          e.Contact Maxxon Corporation for specific details.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
 
          B.Gypsum Floor Underlayment: Gyp-Crete 2000/3.2K Floor Underlayment.
          1.Material: Gypsum Underlayment .
          2.Dry Density: Approximately 115 pcf (1840 kg/cu.m).
          3.Compressive Strength, per ASTM C472, at 28 days: up to 3200 psi (22 MPa).
          4.Surface Burning Characteristics, per ASTM E 84:
          a.Flame Spread: 0.
          b.Fuel Contribution: 0.
          c.Smoke Development: 0.
          5.ICC-ES Listing: ESR-2540.
          6.GREENGUARD Standards: GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
          7.Primer: Maxxon Floor Primer.
          8.Sealer: Maxxon Overspray.
          9.Sand Aggregate:
          a.Material: Washed masonry or plaster sand.
          b.Particle Size: 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) or less.
          c.Maxxon Sand Specifications 101.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
          10.USGBC LEED Credit Contribution:
          a.MR Credit 3: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing Raw Materials.
          b.EQ Credit 2: Low Emitting Materials.
          c.EQ Credit 4: Indoor Air Quality Assessment.
          d.EQ Credit 9: Acoustic Performance.
          e.Contact Maxxon Corporation for specific details.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
 
          C.Gypsum Floor Underlayment: Therma-Floor Floor Underlayment.
          1.Material: Gypsum Underlayment.
          2.Dry Density: Approximately 115 pcf (1840 kg/cu.m).
          3.Compressive Strength, per ASTM C472, at 28 days: up to 3000 psi (21 MPa).
          4.Surface Burning Characteristics, per ASTM E 84:
          a.Flame Spread: 0.
          b.Fuel Contribution: 0.
          c.Smoke Development: 0.
          5.ICC-ES Listing: ESR-2540.
          6.GREENGUARD Standards: GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
          7.Primer: Maxxon Floor Primer.
          8.Sealer: Maxxon Overspray.
          9.Sand Aggregate:
          a.Material: Washed masonry or plaster sand.
          b.Particle Size: 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) or less.
          c.Maxxon Sand Specifications 101.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
          10.USGBC LEED Credit Contribution:
          a.MR Credit 3: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing Raw Materials.
          b.EQ Credit 2: Low Emitting Materials.
          c.EQ Credit 4: Indoor Air Quality Assessment.
          d.EQ Credit 9: Acoustic Performance.
          e.Contact Maxxon Corporation for specific details.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
 
          D.Gypsum Floor Underlayment: Dura-Cap Floor Underlayment.
          1.Material: Gypsum Underlayment.
          2.Dry Density: Approximately 115 pcf (1840 kg/cu.m).
          3.Compressive Strength, per ASTM C472, at 28 days: 4000 psi (28 MPa).
          4.Surface Burning Characteristics, per ASTM E 84:
          a.Flame Spread: 0.
          b.Fuel Contribution: 0.
          c.Smoke Development: 0.
          5.ICC-ES Listing: ESR-2540.
          6.GREENGUARD Standards: GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
          7.Primer: Maxxon Floor Primer.
          8.Sealer: Maxxon Overspray.
          9.Sand Aggregate:
          a.Material: Washed masonry or plaster sand.
          b.Particle Size: 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) or less.
          c.Maxxon Sand Specifications 101.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
          10.USGBC LEED Credit Contribution:
          a.MR Credit 3: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing Raw Materials.
          b.EQ Credit 2: Low Emitting Materials.
          c.EQ Credit 4: Indoor Air Quality Assessment.
          d.EQ Credit 9: Acoustic Performance.
          e.Contact Maxxon Corporation for specific details.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
 
          E.Gypsum Floor Underlayment: Commercial Topping Floor Underlayment.
          1.Material: Gypsum Underlayment.
          2.Dry Density: Approximately 125 pcf (2000 kg/cu.m).
          3.Compressive Strength, per ASTM C472, at 28 days: up to 4500 psi (31 MPa).
          4.Flexural Strength: Tensile Strength, per ASTM C 348, at 28 days: 1660 psi (11.4 MPa).
          5.Tensile Strength, per ASTM C 190, at 28 days: 515 psi (3.5 MPa).
          6.Surface Burning Characteristics, per ASTM E 84:
          a.Flame Spread: 0.
          b.Fuel Contribution: 0.
          c.Smoke Development: 0.
          7.ICC-ES Listing: ESR-2540.
          8.GREENGUARD Standards: GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
          9.Primer: Maxxon Floor Primer.
          10.Sealer: Maxxon Overspray.
          11.Sand Aggregate:
          a.Material: Washed masonry or plaster sand.
          b.Particle Size: 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) or less.
          c.Maxxon Sand Specifications 101.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
          12.USGBC LEED Credit Contribution:
          a.MR Credit 3: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing Raw Materials.
          b.EQ Credit 2: Low Emitting Materials.
          c.EQ Credit 4: Indoor Air Quality Assessment.
          d.EQ Credit 9: Acoustic Performance.
          e.Contact Maxxon Corporation for specific details.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
 
          F.Cementitious Underlayment, Maxxon Level-Right System.
          1.Material: Hydraulic cement.
          2.Dry Density: Approximately 125 pcf (2003 kg/cu.m).
          3.Compressive Strength, per modified ASTM C 109M, at 28 days: 5500 psi (38 MPa).
          4.Flexural Strength: ASTM C 348, at 28 days: 1260 psi (8.7 MPa).
          5.Tensile Strength, per ASTM C 190, at 28 days: 720 psi (5 MPa).
          6.Surface Burning Characteristics, per ASTM E 84:
          a.Flame Spread: 0.
          b.Fuel Contribution: 0.
          c.Smoke Development: 0.
          7.ICC-ES Listing: ESR-2540.
          8.GREENGUARD Standards: GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
          9.Concrete Primer: Maxxon Floor Primer.
          10.Sealer: Maxxon Overspray.
          11.Sand Aggregate:
          a.Material: Washed masonry or plaster sand.
          b.Particle Size: 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) or less.
          c.Maxxon Sand Specifications 101.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
          12.USGBC LEED Credit Contribution:
          a.MR Credit 3: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing Raw Materials.
          b.EQ Credit 2: Low Emitting Materials.
          c.EQ Credit 4: Indoor Air Quality Assessment.
          d.EQ Credit 9: Acoustic Performance.
          e.Contact Maxxon Corporation for specific details.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
 
          G.Cementitious Underlayment, Maxxon Level-One EZ System.
          1.Material: Polymer Modified Cementitious Underlayment
          2.Compressive Strength, per modified ASTM C 109M, at 28 days: 4500 psi (31.0 MPa).
          3.Flexural Strength: ASTM C 348, at 28 days: 1000 psi (6.9 MPa).
          4.Concrete Primer: Maxxon Acrylic or Aquafin SLU Primer.
          5.Sand Aggregate:
          a.Material: Washed masonry or plaster sand.
          b.Particle Size: 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) or less.
          c.Maxxon Sand Specifications 101.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
 
          H.Lightweight Fill: Maxxon Level-Right LDF.
          1.Function: Low density fill for deep fill applications.
          2.Material: Polymer modified Portland cement and a proprietary expanded polystyrene foam aggregate.
          3.Dry Density: Approximately 28-32 lbs/ft3 (449-513 kg/m3).
          4.Compressive Strength, per ASTM C 109: up to 400 psi (2.8 MPa).
          5.Flexural Strength per ASTM C 78: 119 psi (10 MPa).
          6.Modulus of Elasticity, per ASTM C 649: 1.1 GPa.
          7.Freeze/Thaw per ASTM C 666: No loss at 300 cycles.
          8.R-value: 1.8 per inch.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable or required for project.
          9.USGBC LEED Credit Contribution:
          a.MR Credit 3: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing Raw Materials.
          b.EQ Credit 2: Low Emitting Materials.
          c.EQ Credit 4: Indoor Air Quality Assessment.
          d.EQ Credit 9: Acoustic Performance.
          e.Contact Maxxon Corporation for specific details.
 
          I.Mix Designs: Mix proportions and methods shall be in strict accordance with product manufacturer recommendations.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
 
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
 
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
 
          C.Concrete shall be structurally sound and free of mud, oil, grease, and other contaminating factors. Shot blast or scarify as required by manufacturer.
 
          D.Fill cracks and voids with a quick setting patching or caulking material where leakage of topping could occur.
 
          E.Prime concrete using the manufacturer approved primer in accordance with manufacturer's instructions according to the porosity of the concrete. Provide multiple coats if necessary.
 
          F.Allow joints to continue through the underlayment at the same width,
 
          3.3INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
 
          B.Application shall not begin until the building is enclosed, including roof, windows, doors, and other fenestration. Install after drywall installation unless tenant finish requirements identify partitioning after the pour.
 
          3.4PROTECTION
 
          A.Protect installed products until completion of project.
 
          B.Protection from Heavy Loads: During construction, place temporary wood planking over toppings wherever they will be subject to heavy wheeled or concentrated loads.
 
          C.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion
 
         
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