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Proactive property maintenance is essential for ensuring the longevity and value of any building. One aspect of this vigilant approach is the use of electronic leak detection, which plays a crucial role in identifying and addressing potential water-related issues before they escalate into major problems. These systems utilise advanced technology to detect leaks in waterproofing membranes in a non-invasive and efficient manner, saving property owners the expense and disruption of dealing with extensive water damage.

Independent test house, Thornton Consulting provides a comprehensive and accurate building leak investigation service for clients throughout the UK and Ireland. As pioneers of electronic leak detection in the 1980’s, this method is now widely used and recommended in determining the integrity of the waterproofing system and the location of membrane breaches. Thornton Consulting’s experienced team of Field Testers and Consultants employ either the wet or the dry leak detection method, as appropriate for the flat or low-pitched roof construction and the specific membrane material. In circumstances unsuitable for electronic testing, for example with EPDM waterproofing membranes, alternative test systems can be applied.

Electronic leak detection can be used to establish the integrity of newly installed waterproofing systems, offering piece of mined to roofers and main contractors alike that the roof is free from defects, or where breaches are located, repairs can be undertaken prior to hand over of the roof. It is also widely used when leaks are being experienced in existing buildings, where establishing the integrity if the waterproof covering is essential in identifying the source of water ingress.

Electronic leak detection can also form an important part of roof maintenance. Roofs are very often forgotten about until a leak occurs internally. Regular testing and inspection on an annual or biannual basis can largely mitigate these issues as items of concern can be detected at an early stage and repairs undertaken accordingly.  This service is particularly useful for commercial properties such as offices, hospitals, hotels or large residential buildings. It allows businesses to maintain their operations without disruptions, prevent damage to valuable assets and ensure the safety and well-being of employees and other occupants in the building.

Thornton Consulting provide a prompt and cost-effective, customer-focused service to ensure your property and investment are safeguarded.

To find out more please call us on 01342 410508 or use the contact form to get in touch.