Electronic Leak Detection
Electronic leak detection is a technique that is well suited to any
flat or low pitched roof. These tests use an electrical current
to identify defects such as pinholes and punctures in the roof
surface and are well-suited to most common roofing membranes.
Electronic Leak Detection is Ideal as a quality control measure for contractors,
main contractors and clients alike.
It helps confirm that a waterproofing installation is undamaged
and fit for purpose and enables rapid, accurate location of any leaks.
In addition, testing equipment is available for both wet and
dry conditions. This method for detecting trapped moisture problems
in flat roofs can also prevent equipment down time, production
losses and damage to structural components which have been
compromised by water. Periodic Infrared roof inspections can add
years to the service life of a roof and find energy loss due to wet insulation.
Water enters a roof through defects in the waterproofing layer(s) due
to deterioration, tears, cuts, poorly sealed penetrations, seams,
failed flashings or caps causing the insulation to become laden with
trapped moisture. The building experiences energy loss because wet
insulation has a lower “R” value than dry material thus providing
less thermal resistance.