Building Envelope Inspection And Testing Services
Whether it is a new construction project or an existing building, inspections and testing from a third-party consultant provide assurance that your roof and building envelope are structurally sound, up to code, and align with the drawings and scope of work.
Our experts have been meticulously trained in-class and onsite to provide inspections and testing as well as reporting and recommendations that help our clients understand the current needs and demands of their buildings.
Underslab Vapour Retarder Inspection
Underslab vapour retarder is installed to prevent moisture from the ground from entering the concrete slab, potentially affecting the floor coverings. Visual inspection is conducted to confirm that its installation is continuous and that all penetrations have been sealed.
Window and Curtain Wall Inspection
Window and curtain wall inspections are carried out to review the installation of the framing into the window opening to confirm that it complies with the specification.
Air Vapour Barrier Testing
Sheet membrane and spray foam are tested for cohesion and adhesion by employing specific pull tests. Thickness is measured with manual calipers, and density is calculated using water displacement analysis.
For intumescent testing, a Posi-Tector 6000 is used to measure the thickness of coatings on non-ferrous surfaces. For cementitious testing, thickness is determined with digital calipers and density is calculated based on area, weight, and moisture content. Adhesion to the substrate is analyzed with a pull test using a digital scale.
Site inspections are made prior to the roofing installation to confirm that the steel deck meets current building codes. We will ensure that all side panels are properly crimped and that all welds are coated with rust inhibiting paint.
Moisture Content Testing in Interior Walls
Site inspections are made to test the moisture content of interior concrete block walls. This test is generally used for determining whether the walls contain acceptable moisture levels for interior paint. A Tramex CMEXPERT is used to conduct this non-destructive test.
Laboratory Testing (Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis)
Samples are properly obtained from the roof (as per ASTM guidelines) and the tests are conducted at an off-site laboratory.