Leak Detection
Thermal Imaging to identify areas of trapped moisture or defective insulation.

Roof leak investigation

Roof leaks can be caused by numerous and varied defects. A roof leak can result in damage to finishes within a building and also lead to premature deterioration of the building fabric. Persistent roof leaks can lead to areas within a building becoming unusable.

A leaking roof, if left unchecked, can therefore lead to expensive and disruptive consequences for a building owner or manager.

Typically the cause of roof leaks will not be straightforward to identify. Hence a Leak Detection Specialist will need to carry out a detailed Roof Leak Investigation on the leaking roof.

Tracing a roof leak, or roof leaks, involves carrying out methodic Leak Detection Investigations. These will systematically eliminate the possible causes of a roof leak until the source is identified.

RS provides a comprehensive range of Leak Detection services including the following:

  • Earth Leakage Leak Detection to accurately locate penetrations through waterproof coverings that are causing roof leaks
  • Thermal Imaging of a leaking roof to identify areas of trapped moisture or defective insulation that may be due to roof leaks.
  • Moisture Scanning Leak Detection to locate areas of damp insulation or moisture paths attributable to roof leaks.
  • Dye Testing of drains or selected details that may be contributing to a roof leak, or confirm the integrity of elements on a leaking roof.
  • Visual Inspection to locate suspect elements that may be causing a roof leak.
  • Hose and Flood Testing to confirm the integrity of suspect elements and trace roof leaks.
Earth Leakage Testing to accurately locate full thickness penetrations through waterproof coverings

RS employs the most suitable technique or combination of techniques to solve water ingress problems and confirm the source of a roof leak.

Typically, once the roof leak has been identified, a leaking roof can be repaired.

RS provides detailed interpretative reports that indicate the source(s) of the roof leak, or roof leaks, the potential remedial solutions and budget costs if required.

RS can also arrange and supervise the remedial works required to address the roof leaks.

For further information, contact RS Specialist Services Ltd

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RS provides a professional, innovative, reliable and competetive service drawing on many years experience in the investigation, inspection and remediation of buildings and structures.