Water Intrusion Leak Testing| BurbankWhen it rains it pours, am I right? Burbank California has a pretty eclectic array of housing styles of all ages. For the most part, however, I’d have to say that Burbank overall, is an older community within the Los Angeles County. Older houses will for obvious reasons possess older or aging systems. Roofing, Decks and windows are among the many systems we specialize in Water intrusion leak testing.
Rain leak detection is just one of the many leak detection services we offer. With rain leak detection we possess the know-how to inspect systems such as decks, subterranean garages for water intrusion, walk-on decks, roofs, windows and walls. Water testing is an essential component to sourcing issues directly related to rain events. In many cases as with Fenestration testing, re-creating the leaks is required.
The AAMA 511-08 and ASTM 2128 help set up systems to help technicians troubleshoot or otherwise source Water Intrusion Leak Testing issues in Burbank and throughout Los Angeles. In addition to standards like the AAMA and ASTM there are minimum building codes which regulate the construction process here in Los Angeles County.
Deck Leaks In BurBank
Deck leaks are a common issues in Burbank. Reasons for this can range from again, age of the structure to substandard construction methods. With a city as old as Burbank, there’s a lot of remodeling going on. With so much construction, you have to imagine there are some contractors who do less than stellar work.
Wall leaks are common, unfortunately some of these leaks can go unnoticed for years. During this time significant structural damage can occur to a buildings foundation and walls. With older neighborhoods comes substandard drainage as well. If water runoff is directed towards your building there’s a pretty good chance the runoff has the ability to run into and under the building. Some older buildings in Burbank have basements. Overtime, the masonry will deteriorate from the outside inwards. Water Intrusion Leak Testing methods will generate leaks which are traceable and can otherwise be repaired.
Waterproofing has a lifespan like everything. When the waterproofing breakdown, it leaves the masonry block vulnerable to deterioration and thus leakage.
Roof Leaks In BurBank
Roofs have a tendency to breakdown in time. We perform roof inspections as well as water testing on roofs of all types and materials. One of the tests we perform is the ASTM 5957. The ASTM 5957 test is performed on flat roofs. Essentially, it’s a flood test performed to a specific standard. The purpose of performing standardized tests allows the owner the ability to have the specimen re tested by another company if necessary, and get the same results.
The use of infrared thermography helps to identify leaks before the water intrusion can cause catastrophic damage to the interior of the building. Thermography is the use of a camera, much like an x-ray. This camera senses heat and converts the heat into images within the camera. Because we are level III thermographers we possess the ability to differentiate between false positives and actual leaks.