11) to the AAMA field test and the AAMA via NAFS, AAMA , and . AAMA defined “newly” installed as prior. This Informational Bulletin provides an overview of the recently published forensic water testing protocol AAMA “Voluntary Guideline for Forensic Water. most recent revision of the AAMA and. field testing AAMA , ” Voluntary Specification for Field A reference to AAMA has been added.

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Give us a call to discuss your next 5111. MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

It is NOT to be used as the sole criteria to determine whether or not the fenestration product is defective. The time and expense to perform an initial, well focused, accurate evaluation of a water intrusion will save the interested party money in the long run and result in repairs that extend the service life of the building.


If you are looking for a reputable second or third-party testing company to perform accurate professional testing, provide concise reports, and help you through the entire process, contact BDG today. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. The purpose of the AAMA is to provide specific information to assist industry professionals in selecting appropriate standards for the application of field investigations of fenestration products.

AAMA | Water Intrusion Testing

These techniques are far too often forgotten because investigators rely on assumptions rather than following investigative testing protocols. The height of the water is determined by the amount of pressure the fenestration product is rated. This test is used when the source of the 51 is thought to be related to a defective fenestration product. This allows us to not only properly test fenestrations on new construction projects, but also pinpoint the cause of any test failures and provide accurate recommendations to achieve successful testing results.


The improper diagnosis of a water intrusion can result in unnecessary repairs, additional water damage, and inevitably, an unhappy building owner. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that impact your bottom line.

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BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results. Once the appropriate depth of water is reached, we monitor the test specimen for leakage.

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