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  • Masonry & Wall Moisture Intrusion Investigation & Testing

    Testing water leaks in walls made of masonry as well as other materials requires an understanding of how the leaking wall was constructed. Is there a secondary layer of masonry? Is there a house wrap or vapor barrier? Are there flashings at key areas and how well were they installed? Are control joints and caulk joints intact and working?

    Our on-site investigation includes…

    • Review available window shop drawings and architectural drawings
    • Inspection and survey building facade and roof
    • Inspection and survey interior leak locations
    • Use infrared camera and moisture meter to discover leak locations
    • Propose further investigations which might include:
    • Invasive testing with moisture meter
    • Invasive testing with endoscopic video camera
    • Destructive testing to observe water management layer
    • Spray rack testing
    • Prescibe remedial measures
    • Follow-up testing to validate effectiveness of remedial measures

    Read more…
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    For Masonry & Wall Moisture Intrusion Investigation & Testing…
    Contact Mark Meshulam at: Mark@ChicagoWindowExpert.com
    847-878-8922

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