Moisture Intrusion Investigation Los AngelesMoisture intrusion is one of the leading causes of construction damage in residential housing second only to wind. Infrared thermography allows Moisture Intrusion Investigation in Los Angeles possible. It’s also the best nondestructive testing method available to locate moisture presence in building structures.
Not only is water entering the building difficult to track, moisture intrusion comes into the building from multiple different locations. The roof, deck, soil, windows you name it. We possess the ability to test just about any component within the buildings envelope using the many different standardized tests at our disposal.
Standardized water intrusion testing in Los AngelesNot all water intrusion tests are created equal. As a matter of fact, Moisture Intrusion Investigation in Los Angeles is more of a science than an art. We understand that water enters a building from just about anywhere. And, water which enters the building can show itself in the most unusual areas. In some cases, nowhere near the entry point.
Water intrusion into a building is tricky business. in order to locate water intrusion one needs to become “one” with the water. Well, you may not have to go that far… but you do need to understand how water migrates through building materials.
No only is the use of thermography one of the best tools we possess in verifying moisture intrusion, it’s essential. Once this moisture is located, then our investigators are able to further find the level of moisture and then figure out the cause of the moisture.
Professional Los Angeles Infrared Thermographers and inspectorsWe are professional moisture intrusion experts and inspectors. Moreover, we are certified level III infrared thermographers and operators. this is to say that we understand the science behind the use of thermography. Contrast this to the guys who buy these cameras in hopes to impress their clientele with pretty images.
We possess the know-how to perform tests over a whole range of components and systems within a building. Moisture Intrusion Investigation in Los Angeles is not the easiest of trades, let me tell you. For example, a single leak can take hours to days to procure.
AAMA and ASTM Testing performed hereFor the purpose of simplicity, our testing methods are not just a water hose and an infrared camera. On the contrary, we possess state of the art equipment. For example, the infrared camera of choice is a Flir T640 and our moisture meter of choice is also a Flir.
In the event that specific AAMA or ASTM fenestration testing is necessary, we possess the equipment necessary to provide such tests. Our calibrated spray rack equipment by Rainmaker, will simulate rainfall and with an internal vacuum system, even wind pressures.
Roof moisture intrusion testing in Los AngelesFirst thing to remember about roof leaks is that they can start at one location of the roof, and end up exiting at another end of the roof. That said, it takes a trained professional to know exactly where and how to diagnose a roof properly. Roofing materials come in many different types and because of this, different roof inspection tactics are necessary.
Flood testing is a tests where the roof is filled with water and a test is performed in accordance with the ASTM 5957. This test is performed under the supervision of a roofing contractor after an engineer has verified the roof as structurally sound.