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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Water Problems in Building Exterior Walls: Evaluation, Prevention, and Repair
By
JM Boyd
JM Boyd
1
Boyd Associates, Inc.
,
Chicago, IL
;
Symposium Co-chairman and Editor
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MJ Scheffler
MJ Scheffler
2
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
,
Northbrook, IL
;
Symposium Co-chairman and Editor
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-2607-7
ISBN:
978-0-8031-2607-7
No. of Pages:
330
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1999

Two case studies are examined where water leakage problems are corrected by overcladding the exterior building walls with new wall panels. As compared to removal and replacement of deficient portions of the exterior wall system, overcladding can be less disruptive, more economical and result in a more efficient wall design. The two case studies will explore the significant design issues that were addressed and resolved in order to make overcladding repair feasible.

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