waterproofing membrane testing in Auckland

waterproofing membrane testing in Auckland

How Waterproofing Membrane Meshless testing helps the building industry

What is the “waterproofing membrane meshless test”

The “waterproofing membrane meshless test: measures the performance of waterproofing membranes without the need for reinforcing mesh. Here is an overview of what this involve in:

Waterproofing Membranes

Waterproofing membranes are made of materials that prevent water from penetrating different structures such as roofs, basements, and foundations. These membranes can be made of various materials including bitumen, PVC, EPDM rubber, or liquid-applied coatings.

Meshless Test

In this context, a meshless test is used to evaluate the effectiveness and durability of the waterproofing membrane without the use of a reinforcing mesh. Reinforcing meshes are often used to improve the mechanical strength and crack-bridging ability of waterproofing systems.

 

Now, We are familiar with the term ‘waterproofing membrane meshless test’, but what is the connection between IntegriScan and the waterproofing test?

Architects, Engineers, Builders, Waterproofing Contractors and above all Owners seek watertight waterproofing systems. Typically, after the membrane has been installed, flood testing of some degree may be carried out or ELD testing [Electronic Leak Detection] in the form of High Voltage spark testing or either of the two forms of Low Voltage leak testing; EFVM known as Vector Mapping or IntegriScan. IntegriScan is the only testing method that meets the now listed standard in the practice of ELD testing ASTM D 8231 – 19. This recent standard came into effect in 2019.

IntegriScan is a point in time, quality control Electronic Leak Detection testing service that confirms the integrity of the deck and roofing waterproofing membrane installation:

  • Detect, identify, and correct minor water intrusions at the earliest stages.
  • Reduce costly insurance and repairs due to water intrusion.
  • Reduce wastage of construction materials.
  • Decrease insurance rates.
  • Stop the non-renewal of insurance policies, lost productivity, and injured reputations.
  • Stop premature roof failures.
  • Roofing materials applied on low-slope or flat roofs are particularly susceptible to these problems.
  • Identify costly design deficiencies, faulty installation, or damage from other trades after installation.
  • Mitigate moisture accumulation to improve the structural integrity of buildings
  • Improve occupant’s health by reducing harmful organisms such as mould spores.
  • Increase the service life of building structures and sensitive electronics.
  • Control moisture to improve the quality of your building.

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How Does Detec System Work for waterproofing membrane testing?

  • Only ELD test for semi-conductive waterproofing and conductive membranes such as black EPDM
  • Tests conventional membranes with TruGround® Conductive Primer underneath
  • Reliably test on vertical surfaces
  • Complies with ASTM D8231-19 and ASTM Guide D7877-14
  • Up to 3,715 square meters per day
  • Minimal setup time; NO perimeter wire required; NO need to isolate penetrations
  • Forensic testing on existing roofs
  • Locates breaches during installation so repairs can be made immediately
  • Detects breaches in confined spaces including rebar
  • Locates breaches caused by trade damage
  • Pinpoints hard to find leaks in older membranes
  • Delivers quality control through third-party verification
  • If you require our services for your upcoming projects, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Don’t leave moisture undetected.

Unchecked moisture accumulation will reduce the structural integrity of buildings by creating rot in wood and corrosion in steel. Moisture can affect the health of The failure to detect, identify, and correct minor water intrusions at the earliest stages is considered the greatest cause of premature roof failure. This is particularly true of roofing materials applied on low-slope or flat roofs. Costly roofing problems are often the result of design deficiencies, faulty installation, or damage from other trades after installation. Even when properly designed and installed, roofing materials deteriorate from exposure. Roof designs that incorporate a waterproofing membrane under a green roof or other overburden greatly exacerbate the problem of locating leaks.

Unchecked moisture accumulation will reduce the structural integrity of buildings by creating rot in wood and corrosion in steel. Moisture can affect the health of occupants directly by breeding harmful organisms such as mould spores. Moisture can reduce the service life of the building structure and sensitive electronics through premature degradation of components. In short, uncontrolled moisture will negate the most vital and important qualities of a building.


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