Pie Offers Electronic Leak Detection Testing for Roofing and Waterproofing

Arvada, CO (May 16, 2013) – Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) today announced it is offering Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) services to clients from our headquarters in Colorado as well as all regional offices and staff locations.  ELD is a technology for detecting water leakage in roofing and waterproofing applications, and is frequently specified for quality assurance integrity testing of new waterproofing systems.

eld1-300x260ELD testing is becoming increasingly important as the demand for high-performance buildings amplifies. Roofing membranes and waterproofing systems are a key contributor toward the goal of reducing, maintenance and capital costs, and environmental impact, while increasing occupant comfort and health.

Like most building components, roofing & waterproofing membranes and systems can be compromised by inadequate design, poor workmanship, or damage after installation. ELD represents a practical alternative to flood testing roofing, waterproofing, plaza decks and green roofs.

eld2-300x225“With all of the other building enclosure related field performance testing that Pie accomplishes for clients across the United States, it only made sense for us to incorporate Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) services into our portfolio of available services.” – Eric Amhaus, Principal

Advantages of ELD:

  • Early leak detection prior to overburden placement
  • Reduction in waste and cost of using large volumes of water required by other test methods
  • Identifies water entry point versus exit location
  • Test efficiencies with less time and cost to complete
  • Increased accuracy in identifying defective areas
  • Ability to re-test repairs immediately.

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