Water Intrusion Rain Leak Detection in Thousand OaksLet’s face it when you think of Thousand Oaks your first thought isn’t rain. Why, with all the beautiful weather Thousand Oaks and the surrounding area produces, it wouldn’t make much sense. Although rain is not a huge downside to living in this area, it’s bound to happen at some point.
When it finally rains it just seems to pour am I right? Rain brings with it many disadvantages with one being leaks within your home or business. Rain leads to some pretty significant damage annually second only to wind damage. For whatever reason, water seems to enter a building and makes its way to your favorite place to relax, work, or just occupy. Thus the need for water intrusion testing. Look no further because we perform Water Intrusion Rain Leak Detection in Thousand Oaks. We also work in other Los Angeles areas such as Agoura, Simi Valley, West Hills, and Calabasas just to name a few places.
Over time, building materials degrade. Water enters a building from just about anywhere and it takes a trained professional to not only isolate, but to also source the water intrusion. Our equipment is state of the art as is our testing methods. Whether or not there is actual rainfall, it matters little. As a water intrusion testing agency, we have our own source of rainfall which we bring with us via “The Rain-maker”.
We perform our water intrusion tests to a standardOur water Intrusion Rain Leak Detection in Thousand Oaks and surrounding areas are performed to a standard. What exactly does this mean? For starters, we’re not just a bunch of guys with water hoses, spraying aimlessly at your home or business. Not exactly. Our testing procedures follow strict standards set by either the AAMA or the ASTM.
The main reason we follow standardized tests is so they can be reproduced by another testing agency with identical results. Why is this important? With litigation for example, after repairs or for research and development of products. Moreover, standardized testing using the appropriate equipment produces results without exposing the specimen to an overabundant amount of water pressures, like with a water hose for example.
Fenestration Testing in Thousand OaksWindows, skylights and curtain wall water testing is one of the services we provide. Many times, a window for example, has to be tested for water leaks or performance. Either way, we have the capabilities to facilitate either test methods. AAMA for example, has standardized tests such as the AAMA 502 or the AAMA 511-08 to name a couple. Likewise, the ASTM has the E1105 and 2128 testing standards which we perform throughout Thousand Oaks and surround communities.
Thousand Oaks Deck Rain Leak Detection and TestingWater intrusion into a home or business is no joke. Chronic moisture intrusion carries with it potential health risks such as mold for example. Eliminating the source of the water intrusion is our only job. Testing for water intrusion is no easy task either. Water can travel great distances before it shows itself. At which point, it can be anyone’s guess as to its origination.
Shower pan Leak Detection and deck leaksShowers and some decks are designed to hold water. In which case, moisture should never penetrate the waterproof membrane. There are some decks, however, which are designed to shed water rather than hold it. Even though these types of decks can and do leak, they’re still, a little more difficult to test.
The ASTM 5957 is our go-to test for the shower pan or waterproofed membrane deck systems. Its essentially a flood test, for the most part. Sometimes an Engineer is needed to approve the test, prior to initiation.
Roof inspections and Testing in Thousand OaksRoof inspections are very common for commercial roofing systems. in fact, we perform hundreds of roof inspections annually. We perform a great many roof tests as well, for water intrusion.
With roofing systems, there are many different roof types as well as roofing materials, all of which must be tested in a different manner or method. Flat roof systems have a specific testing method much like PVC does. Our Water Intrusion Rain Leak Detection in Thousand Oaks encompasses all types of roofing systems and materials.
Roof inspections, on the other hand, are performed in a non-destructive manner. that is, with the exception of tile removal, however, the tile is replaced once removed into the original condition.
Thermal imaging // Infrared Inspections Thousand OaksIt seems as if anyone with an infrared camera nowadays can call themselves a Thermographer. Not exactly true. there are multiple levels of training involved in becoming a professional thermographer. As a matter of fact, its not really that easy at all. plus, it takes a few years and thousands of scans to get close to a level III certification.
As professional thermographers, we’ve been performing thermal imaging throughout Los Angeles. We perform thermal imaging inspections in Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Simi Valley, West Hills, Agoura, and Calabasas just to name a few places. We are experts in water intrusion forensic investigation as well as thermography.