Thornton Consulting – Building Leak Investigations

Shortly after Thornton Consulting was established, more than 30 years ago, it became apparent that there was a need to expand the services we offer to include building leak investigations.

There are numerous reasons for building leaks, many of which are complex and not related to the roof, as is often thought.

For that reason, at Thornton Consulting, we have developed an extensive range of procedures incorporating a number of test methods to accurately establish the source of leaks in different aspects of the building envelope and beyond, including;

  • Roofs
  • Atriums
  • Walls / Curtain Walls
  • Basements
  • Wet Rooms

We have established a process of positive testing, whereby combining a number of different test methods, the source of the leak can be accurately determined. In addition, we endeavour to undertake non-destructive methods as far as possible, only employing destructive methods where absolutely necessary.

Our test methods include, but are not limited to;

  • Electronic Leak Detection of  Waterproofing Membrane
  • Roof Moisture Profiling
  • Internal Moisture Profiling
  • Borescope & Flexible Camera Inspections
  • Simulated Rainfall Testing
  • Infra Red Thermography
  • Ultrasound Testing

With complex leaks, the more information that is available the better. For that reason, we work closely with our clients prior to attending site to ensure information such as drawings, construction information, material types etc is available enabling a systematic approach to the resolution of the leak.

Where this is not available, in older buildings for example, we draw on our experience of more than 30 years in the industry to resolve the issues in a timely manner.

Our services are precured by Main Contractors, roofing companies, Architects, Landlords, Facilities/Building Managers, Surveyors and many more.

Call us for more information on +44 (0) 1342 410508