Mysterious Leaks are a common building deficiency across the world. Cracks form in concrete, wood, masonry and glass—creating a path for water to travel when it rains. The problem that most resident realize after they patch their leaks a few times is that leaks must be traced to find the path of least resistance and fix it. This is where the guessing game begins.
A typical engineer will assess the building visually—using their vast past experience and the client’s information, they produce a hypothesis as to where the leak is running across the building. They might even use sound tapping to find the hollow areas in the structure, but all of this is guessing work. Cracks can be tiny, almost invisible inside the walls, and certainly invisible to the naked eye inspecting the property. These investigations are the old way of doing things and unfortunately, they are inaccurate and prone to human error—causing thousands of dollars in repairs without any guarantee that the leak will be fixed!
RAS Engineering, PA is an engineering company that has taken it upon themselves to correct the market and eliminate these opinion-based inspections. RAS uses a roster of testing equipment that cannot be found among other engineering companies. These devices allow RAS to scan walls, roofs and floors to find: map the source of the leaks, track where they travel and assess how much damage it has done to the structure so far. These tests are non-destructive and performed before any construction is done. Follow-up testing during or after restoration is also available and recommended.
Finding invisible leaks can only be done with scientific equipment. Most labs will require clients to send out core samples and field surveys to their remote testing location. Once again, RAS does things differently by offering a mobile testing van that arrives at your front door! The RAS mobile testing van comes with all the equipment that will be needed and the crew will conduct all the tests needed until they are certain they have found the source of the problem! Flat fee and guaranteed results!
Some of our testing methods are:
- Infrared Thermal Scanning
- Relative Moisture Scanning
- Water Deluge Testing
- Dew Point Testing
- Differential Pressure In Walls
- Sealant Joint Testing
- Deck Finishing Sound Testing
- Water Penetration
If your building is facing issues with leaks or any other invisible deficiencies, give us a call to set up a free consultation on your property! You will receive a complimentary report on the areas that require testing and a proposal for our mobile testing van. Once we finish testing, we can discuss restoration methods and offer a competitive price to fix it ourselves!