Roof leak detection, as a separate entity to roof consulting, came of age in the late 1980’s. Until then, it had been a case of fingertip inspection to locate leaks in the waterproofing system. This process suddenly enabled a state-of-the-art method of detecting leaks, by using the electric conductivity of water and the insulating characteristics…Details
Discovering leakage in your basement is always an unpleasant experience! It is a common occurrence in many homes and it doesn’t imply that he home was not built well or that some extraordinary catastrophe has taken place. In fact, any type of basement can spring leaks! Here we have featured the real reasons behind a…Details
From commercial, institutional to industrial roofs, flat roofs are found everywhere! According to a recent report, thousands of millions of square feet of flat roof are installed each year. When it comes to the building maintenance plan, roofs are the ones that often get overlooked and the only time that gets a proper attention is…Details
At least before contacting us! It is a surprising fact that many flat roofs considered to be at the end of their useful life are not actually that bad! Just because they spring a leak, it doesn’t mean they have failed completely. In fact, our assessment is that most roofs are only in need of…Details
Thornton Consulting are proud to have been selected to identify leaks in the mastic caulking to the decks of HMS Victory in Portsmouth. The ancient pitch caulking had been replaced with a modern polymer product but even that was letting in water at a few spots and causing problems below. We employed a revolutionary vacuum test…Details
Thornton Consulting has won several contracts for integrity testing of roof membranes and waterproofing systems for the 2012 the London Olympics. These include the main stadium, and the Olympic Village, plus the nearby Westfield shopping centre, being built as part of the development. This is not our first Olympics involvement, however, as we tested the roof to…Details
In 2007, a £0.5 million contract was placed to cover the roof of the GLA Building with photovoltaic panels. It was accepted early on that, once these panels were in place, the waterproofing membrane would remain inaccessible for the next 25 years or so, at least.
We recently worked on a very difficult project to locate leaks from a first floor fitness centre into a large ground floor retail store in Hampshire, where the problems had been ongoing for “as long as some senior staff can remember”! With our proven investigative procedures we were able to uncover problems in the waterproofing and drainage system…Details