Water Problems in Building Exterior Walls: Evaluation, Prevention, and Repair

    Boyd JM, Scheffler MJ
    Published: 1999

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    A unique publication featuring a comprehensive overview of the ways water impacts building envelopes. A diverse range of professionals in related fields have written 22 peer-reviewed papers focusing on the following key areas:

    Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems -- 5 papers examine theoretical, modeling and system design perspectives as well as new system approaches and retrofit alternatives.

    Moisture Migration, Modeling and Condensation -- numerous issues such as moisture evaluation and analysis methods and condensation problems in an enclosed swimming pool and ice rink are explored in 4 papers.

    Masonry Systems -- 7 papers address masonry concerns including mortar bond, foam insulation, alternative water control mechanisms, prefabricated assemblies and flashing and alternative system detailing.

    Detailing, Testing and Case Studies -- An informative and practical view of 6 specific project case studies are presented here.

    This is an invaluable resource for materials engineers and researchers, design specialists, waterproofing contractors, and building contractors.

    Table of Contents

    Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Water Resistance/Leakage
    Chin I., Rouse B., Thompson T.

    Innovative Developments for Major EIFS Repairs
    McElvain J., O'Connor J.

    Hygrothermal Performance of EIFS-Clad Walls: Effect of Vapor Diffusion and Air Leakage on the Drying of Construction Moisture
    Karagiozis A., Salonvaara M.

    Design and Renovation of a High-Rise Retrofit EIFS Cladding: A Case Study
    French W.

    Lessons Learned from the Investigation and Repair of a High-Rise, EIFS-Clad Residential Building
    Reese R.

    BETEC Moisture Analysis Tutorial
    Bales E., Burch D., Karagiozis A., TenWolde A., Trechsel H., Tsongas G.

    Evaluation of Moisture Problems in Exterior Wall Assemblies
    Krogstad N., Weber R.

    Case Histories of Building Material Problems Caused by Condensation at an Enclosed Swimming Pool and an Enclosed Ice Rink
    Farahmandpour K., Gajda J., VanGeem M.

    Comparative Investigation of Plastic Properties and Water Permeance of Cement-Lime Mortars and Cement-Lime Replacement Mortars
    Schuller M., Thomson M., van der Hoeven R.

    The Use of Polyurethane Foam to Provide a Watertight Concrete Masonry Wall and a Sealed Connection of the Wall to the Foundation
    Janopaul P.

    A New Concept in Preventing Water Leakage Through Single-Wythe Concrete Masonry Walls
    Nmai C., Sauve D., Sroka K.

    Envelope Analysis of Exterior Load Bearing Single-Wythe Partially Reinforced Hollow Clay Masonry Wall Systems for Residential Applications
    McGinley W., van der Hoeven R.

    Prefabricated Brick Wall Panels: Economy or Nightmare?
    Louis M.

    The Performance of Brick and Concrete Masonry Walls with Bonded Headers
    Downey T., White G.

    Common “Unique” Cavity Wall Flashing Problems: Mistakes Frequently Made, Their Resolution, and Presentations from Case Histories
    Wilson M.

    Replacement Steel Windows
    Brown M., Condren S.

    Simulating Design Storms with Water Chamber Testing
    Galitz C., Whitlock A.

    Evaluation of Field Water Infiltration Test Results of Windows and Sliding Glass Door Assemblies Installed in New Construction Projects
    Beers P., Smith W.

    Considerations for Waterproofing of Wood-Framed Buildings
    Klein K., Schroter E.

    Overcladding Repairs to Water Leakage Problems: Case Studies
    Kaskel B., Searls C.

    Repair and Retrofit of a Modern High-Rise Curtain Wall
    Del Rosso A., Weinstein J.

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1352-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5401-8

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2607-7

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