Curtain walls are defined as non-load bearing wall structures, so include lightweight composite panels, glazing, louvres, or combinations of any of these. They also include traditional materials, such as brick slips and other specialist design products.
Courses of water entry through such systems are numerous and varied. In addition, information on the product and fixing methods is often not available.
Notwithstanding the above, we at Thornton Consulting use our expertise and knowledge and are now recognised experts in professional leak detection in Curtain Walls. The tried and tested principle is to identify suspect points and then prove them via positive testing.
Once the source has been determined, it is vital to ensure that rectification is targeted to the defective component. We provide a full advisory service in this respect, such as discussing the problem with those involved, supervising remedial works, testing the repairs, etc.