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CDC provides air infiltration and water penetration resistance testing, for both on-site building facade mock-ups and facade systems in their final, installed state on a building. We also perform diagnostic water leak investigations using industry standard field testing protocols. This testing can be enhanced by the use of infrared thermography for nondestructive detection of air/water/vapor/thermal barrier continuity.

Field tests offered by CDC include:

  • Air infiltration tests per AAMA 502/ASTM E 783
  • Water penetration tests per AAMA 501.2, "field hose test"
  • Water penetration tests per AAMA 502 and 503/ASTM E 1105 with static and/or cyclic air pressure differential, "field chamber test"
  • Water leak investigations using hose and soaker-bar, with or without air pressure differential