Many consider flood testing to be the traditional method of
testing the integrity of a roof or waterproofing membrane. But
since the late 1980s, electronic leak detection (ELD) methods have
been offered as an alternative to flood testing, and recently some
building enclosure standards have begun to reference ELD as an
ELD methods are useful for finding breaches in a roof or
waterproofing membrane. However, when deciding whether to use ELD
in lieu of other post-installation membrane test methods such as
flood testing, there are a number of factors to consider.
There are several variations of ELD, but all fall into two main
types: low voltage ...
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