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ASTM E2128

Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 10 October 2001
Status: inactive
Page Count: 35
ICS Code (Walls. Partitions. Fa├žades): 91.060.10
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This guide describes methods for determining and evaluating causes of water leakage of exterior walls. For this purpose, water penetration is considered leakage, and therefore problematic, if it exceeds the planned resistance or temporary retention and drainage capacity of the wall, is causing or is likely to cause premature deterioration of a building or its contents, or is adversely affecting the performance of other components. A wall is considered a system including its exterior and interior finishes, fenestration, structural components and components for maintaining the building interior environment.

Investigative techniques discussed may be intrusive, disruptive or destructive. It is the responsibility of the investigator to establish the limitations of use, to anticipate and advise of the destructive nature of some procedures, and to plan for patching and selective reconstruction as necessary.

This practice does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. Establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Awareness of safety and familiarity with safe procedures are particularly important for above-ground operations on the exterior of a building and destructive investigative procedures which typically are associated with the work described in this guide.

Document History

December 1, 2020
Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
This guide describes methods for determining and evaluating causes of water leakage of exterior walls. For this purpose, water penetration is considered leakage, and therefore problematic, if it...
November 1, 2017
Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
This guide describes methods for determining and evaluating causes of water leakage of exterior walls. For this purpose, water penetration is considered leakage, and therefore problematic, if it...
January 1, 2012
Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
This guide describes methods for determining and evaluating causes of water leakage of exterior walls. For this purpose, water penetration is considered leakage, and therefore problematic, if it...
October 10, 2001
Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
This guide describes methods for determining and evaluating causes of water leakage of exterior walls. For this purpose, water penetration is considered leakage, and therefore problematic, if it...
ASTM E2128
October 10, 2001
Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
This guide describes methods for determining and evaluating causes of water leakage of exterior walls. For this purpose, water penetration is considered leakage, and therefore problematic, if it...
January 10, 2001
Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
1. Scope 1.1 This guide describes methods for determining and evaluating causes of water leakage of exterior walls. For this purpose, water penetration is considered leakage, and therefore...
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