Portland International Airport / ARFF Kitchen Remodel Leak Investigation

Project Data
Year Completed 2012

Port of Portland

Services Exterior Walls
Category Government, Private
Reference Jim McGinnis
Port of Portland
P.O. Box 3529
Portland, OR 97208

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This leak investigation was commissioned in response to water damage found within an exterior wall that had been opened up as part of a kitchen remodel project.

PRC was hired to perform a leak test, identify points of water intrusion, and provide the Port of Portland with a written report containing our findings and recommendations for repair.   Numerous leaks were identified within the exterior CMU wall and rooftop parapet assembly.  PRC recommended, and the Port instituted, a combination of repair methods to address the faulty conditions, including:  modifying the roof to parapet connection to include sheathing and water-resistant barrier, installation of a saddle flashing at the parapet termination, and application of a silicone elastomeric coating over the exterior face of the buildings CMU walls.