Product Approvals

 

It is critical in the application of the building codes to determine that a product complies with the technical requirements of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

Products that are properly tested and labeled are approved for use (e.g. plumbing products with the proper ASTM Label; electrical equipment with the proper UL Label; fire rated doors with the proper manufacturer’s label).

Products that are not listed and labeled may be submitted for approval by the Prince William County Building Official. The product submittal must include one of the following:

  1. International Code Council Evaluation Service Report – The International Code Council Evaluation Service will review technical data to determine if a product complies with the International Codes and will issue a report. The report will give specific guidance to the local Building Official on the use and limitations of a product.
  2. Independent Laboratory Evaluation Report – An approved independent laboratory can be hired by a product manufacturer or the manufacturer’s agent to conduct standardized testing to determine the performance characteristics of a product and evaluate the product for compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
  3. Virginia Professional Engineer Evaluation Report – A Virginia Professional Engineer can be hired by a product manufacturer or the manufacturer’s agent to conduct standardized testing to determine the performance characteristics of a product and evaluate the product for compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

The following products have been approved for use in Prince William County:

Number

Product

Division

Section

Approval Date

96-01

House Guard Tru-Dry 

 07

7100 Waterproofing

4/30/03

96-02

Elevator Pit Oil-Minder Control System

15

15430 Plumbing Specialty

6/30/03

96-03

Interior Elephant Grass Panels Sprayed with Series III FR Coating

09

09770 Special Wall Surfaces

7/3/03

96-04

Mexican Rain Cape (Woven Palm Thatch Immersed in Series III FR Coating

09

09770 Special Wall Surfaces

7/3/03

00-01

Tuff-N-Dri

07

07140 Fluid Applied  Waterproofing

4/15/04

00-02

Tuff-N-Dri With Warm-N-Dri Insulation

07

07140 Fluid Applied Waterproofing

4/15/04

00-03

Watchdog Waterproofing

07

07140 Fluid Applied Waterproofing

4/15/04

00-04

Metwood Reinforcer

06

06090 Wood & Plastic Fastening

4/16/05

03-01

Thermal and Moisture Protection

07

07210 Building Insulation

12/18/06

03-02

Thermal and Moisture Protection

07

07217 Building Insulation

 12/14/07

03-03

Thermal and Moisture Protection

07

07217 Building Insulation

5/8/08

03-04

Thermal and Moisture Protection

07

07217 Building Insulation

5/8/08

06-01

Icynene Spray Foam Insulation System

07

07210 Building Insulation

8/14/08

06-02

Styrofoam SISTM Structural Insulated Sheathing

06

06120 Structural Panels

9/18/08

06-03

Simpson Strong-Tie (MASA and MASAP)

06

06090 Wood & Plastic Fastenings

10/1/10

06-04

GACO Green 052 & Polyfoam 193

07

07210 Building Insulation

10/1/10