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Air Leakage and Water Leakage Testing at a New Construction Office Building in Indianapolis

Air Leakage and Water Leakage Testing at a New Construction Office Building in Indianapolis

Last week we performed air leakage and water leakage testing at a new construction office building in Indianapolis.   The project involved chamber testing per ASTM E1186, utilizing a liquid solution and smoke to identify air leaks in a wall assembly.

The ASTM E783 Chamber Test is used during air and water leakage testing.

A 10′ x 10′ air-tight chamber was constructed and sealed tightly to the exterior wall assembly.   A small fan was used to pressurize and de-pressurize the chamber while a technician used a smoke puffer and liquid solution inside the chamber to identify air leakage sites.

The ASTM E783 Leak Test is used during air and water leakage testing.

Using a hi-lift, we performed a water leakage test following AAMA 501.2 testing guidelines.   Horizontal and vertical seams were checked utilizing a calibrated sprayer unit.

The AAMA 501 Leak Test is used during water leakage testing.

While spraying the exterior, technicians inside the building searched for water infiltration.

The AAMA 501 Water Leak Test is used during water leakage testing.

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