We use specialized calibrated water spray rack equipment to recreate reported water intrusions and accurately identify failure points in the building envelope...Roof...Walls...Windows...Doors..
We recreate a simulated rainfall event in a controlled manner to find the exact source of the water infiltration, a procedure sometimes referred to as forensic water infiltration testing.
We perform field-testing procedures relative to evaluating the performance of installed windows, doors, storefront, curtain walls, sloped glazing systems, skylights, ribbon windows, and exterior building facades for new construction quality assurance and diagnostic services to determine the cause of water intrusions.
Quality assurance water penetration testing is quickly becoming standard on most new construction projects. Our testing professionals use only the highest quality testing equipment available in order to complete testing in accordance with written industry standards from either the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) or American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) testing protocols. Understanding the differences of each testing standard can be a daunting task. We are ready to guide you through your next project to meet your product testing needs.
We provide the expertise that protects contractors and building owners from potential litigation by detecting water intrusion issues during the construction phase of your project, the conclusion, and even after occupancy. Over a half of a century “in the field” experience in detecting and problem solving destructive water intrusion events and our unsurpassed documentation is rapidly earning us the reputation as the leader in the Window/Building/IAQ Field-Testing Industry.
BELOW ARE THE TYPE OF FIELD TESTING WE PREFORM:
ASTM E 331 - Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E 547 - Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E 783 - Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors
ASTM E 1105 - Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM C 1601 - Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Masonry Wall Surfaces
ASTM C 1715 - Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Water Leakage Performance of Masonry Wall Drainage Systems
ASTM E 2128 - Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
AAMA 501.2 - Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems
AAMA 502 - Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products
AAMA 503 - Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems
AAMA 511 - Voluntary Guideline for Forensic Water Penetration Testing of Fenestration Products