Pie Consulting & Engineering employs Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) technology as a reliable, noninvasive method for detecting water leakage in roofing and waterproofing applications during the BECx process, and is frequently specified for quality assurance integrity testing of new waterproofing systems.
Industry studies show that over half of newly completed buildings have water leakage and intrusion problems of the building envelope. Like most building components, roofing and waterproofing membranes and systems can be compromised by inadequate design, poor workmanship, or damage after installation.
Traditional leak testing methods include flood testing, infrared thermography, nuclear testing and electronic impedance testing. Invasive flood testing is not recommended for use on conventional roof assemblies due to the potential for water damage to the insulation or structure. Nondestructive testing methods are effective in detecting moisture content in insulation; however, none of these methods identify the source of the leak.
Electronic Leak Detection provides the ability to implement exacting quality assurance testing methods to provide owners with longer lasting, leak-free waterproofing applications. In addition, ELD can be used in locating existing leaks on conventional and protected membrane roof assemblies.
“Pie has been a trusted partner for many years and we look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with such a professional and high-class organization into the future.”
— Nick Williams, Absolute Caulking and Waterproofing, Inc.