We use field testing to validate our assumptions. We have all the tools to quantitatively measure the building’s performance, or qualitatively assess the state of construction.
|Thermal Bridging / Air Leakage Identification via Thermal IR Camera
Thermal cameras allow you to capture a snapshot of the thermal radiance of different elements of a building. At 3West, we are trained to use thermal cameras to spot air leakage paths and thermal bridges during mid-construction or post-construction.
|Whole Building or Partitioned Air Leakage Testing
We use specialized fans to pressurize or depressurize a building to determine a building’s air leakage. Whether it’s a small residential building that needs a blower door test for certification, an enthusiastic builder that wants to know the air-tightness of their construction, or a larger building that requires a multitude of fans, we can do it.
Smoke pencils are used to visualize air flows and leakage paths between the interior and exterior environments. Conduct a qualitative assessment of the integrity of the building’s air barrier. For exterior air barriers, large scale smoke machines may be used to indicate leaky connections.