Wind-Driven Rain Resistance Testing of Exterior Coating Systems

From JPCL, June 2017

By KEVIN BROWN AND JULIE GLOVER, KTA-TATOR INC.


An exterior wall coating with inadequate resistance to rainwater penetration can lead to moisture intrusion and, as a result, a host of material and health problems. However, several test methods – both in the laboratory and in the field – are available to assess a coating system’s ability to control water absorption....


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Tagged categories: AAMA; ASTM; Building Envelope; Coatings; Concrete masonry units (CMU); Exterior coatings; Exterior Wall Coatings; KTA-Tator; Laboratory testing; Masonry; Masonry waterproofing; Moisture detection; Moisture management; Moisture resistance; Protective Coatings; Rain resistance; Site/field testing; Testing + Evaluation; Walls; Water repellents; Waterproofing

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