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ASTM E514 – Standard Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry


This laboratory test method provides a procedure for determining the resistance to water penetration and leakage through unit masonry subjected to wind-driven rain.

This test method is not identical to and the results are not the same as field standard Test Method C1601. This test method measures through-wall water penetration, whereas Test Method C1601 only measures surface water penetration.


air-pressure; laboratory test; manometer; masonry; simulated wind driven rain; test chamber; water penetration; water spray pipe


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