Leak Testing and Moisture Evaluation
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is a 6-story building constructed in 2011. The building was experiencing ongoing moisture intrusion believed to be related to the roof. Numerous investigations and repair attempts were implemented by the building owner with no success. Using an 85’ boom lift, Gale performed controlled leak testing of the roof and found it was contributing to some of the moisture intrusion. We also observed the removal of wall panels at the 5th floor where moisture intrusion was most significant. Our evaluation concluded that most of the moisture intrusion could be attributed to the lack of a weathertight barrier and improper transition detailing in the wall panel assemblies. Gale provided design documents for the replacement of the roof and the architectural wall panels on all elevations.