Los Angeles Water Intrusion Testing
TESTING AGENCY | AAMA 501.2, AAMA 502.12 | ASTM E1105As Water Intrusion and rain leak Specialist our primary objective is to perform water intrusion testing and analysis for both commercial and residential buildings.
We are an independent third party testing agency that performs multiple different water tests to replicate leaks in decks, walls, storefront glazing, roof decks, building envelope, grading, fenestration products and much more. These tests include the AAMA 501.2, AAMA 502.12 and ASTM tests such as the E1105.
Water intrusion comes in many different forms and doesn’t discriminate between residential or commercial buildings. We provide water intrusion investigative services throughout Los Angeles and even into adjacent states such as Arizona and Nevada.
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Fenestration TestingMAZZA Water Intrusion and rain leak Specialist performs many of the AAMA and ASTM standardized tests on fenestration products within the Los Angeles county. Some of the tests we perform are AAMA 502, 511-08, ASTM E1105, 2128, D5957 D7053, C1601 and more…
Some of the standardized tests we perform;
Water Test Standards
To be clear, there are essentially two sides to water intrusion testing. There is Quality Assurance Testing and there is Forensic Investigation. WIS Testing
Quality Assurance Water TestingQuality Assurance Testing or QAT, within the building community and water intrusion testing industry refers to the testing of an installer’s final product or final installation, whatever that product may be.
The test can be performed in accordance with a very specific standard such as with fenestration testing, the AAMA 502 test or the ASTM E1105 test.
On the other hand, the test can also be at the discretion of the buildings owner to verify a competent installation. In other words, it a test performed so the original installer can be held accountable for any issues which may arise from such a test.
Forensic Water Test InvestigationWater penetration into a building can come from many different systems. Understanding the “where and how” water enters into a building is known as a forensic investive approach. Most all good forensic investigations requires a certain level of DT or destructive testing. Destructive testing is also known as the removal of building finishes.
This removal of the buildings finishes like drywall or exterior cladding i.e. stucco, brick, siding, etc… This process allows a qualified water intrusion technician such as WIS TESTING to better see, visually where water derives.
In other words, it difficult to determine precisely where the water originates without destructive testing and forensic evaluation.
Disinterested Third PartyHere in the city of Los Angeles, there are plenty of companies that are more than happy to evaluate or otherwise inspect your condition with hopes to obtain work. On the other hand, we are truly a disinterested neutral third-party testing company which is to say, we do not perform any work after our tests. Although our water intrusion testing is performed by a California Contractor, we still have no interest in performing the construction-related part of the project.
Once testing is completed, our water intrusion expert will provide you with a written, narrative style report documenting the facts of the test as well as recommendations depending on the test performed. No matter what test Water Intrusion Specialists Testing provides, you can rest assured that we are there only as a neutral disinterested third-party firm.
A quick aboutAll things considered, there are many different individuals who perform well, many different types of water intrusion investigation through the greater Los Angeles area. In other words, just about every contractor with a water hose will say they do water testing.
Although this may be true, and it is… not all contractors understand and or follow the standards which dictate or otherwise prescribe the scientific approach to testing systems as we do. This is because we’re a Water intrusion testing only company. Granted there are literally hundreds of specific tests that can be performed in sourcing water infiltration. Therefore, it takes a professional who is experienced in leak detection or water intrusion testing to determine the approach to sourcing the issue coupled with the appropriate test.
Of course, you have to understand that this is what we do, every day. We look for water inside buildings, period. Whereas other contractors attempt to determine the leak point from a visual perspective in hopes to sell you on their service, we will not.