The True Abilities of Electronic Leak Detection (ELD)

RoofTech Consulting is currently one of the few firms performing electronic leak detection (ELD) in the Midwest. We have seen the need for ELD grow exponentially over the past couple of years. With this growth there is a lot of  uncertainty regarding the testing itself and when it can and cannot be performed. Peter Brooks recently published an article for RCI that helps to better explain the realities of what ELD can/cannot do. I have inserted an exert from that article below.

“Due to its many advantages over flood testing, membrane integrity testing with electronic leak detection (ELD) has rapidly become the first choice for owners, manufacturers, specifiers, consultants, and contractors around the world. ELD on roofing and waterproofing membranes is proving to be faster, safer, more accurate, and often less expensive than flood testing. However, as with all new……… Click here to read the full article. 


I hope you find this informative and helpful. Contact me to discuss how we can assist with your exterior building envelope assessments, troubleshooting, design of repair/refurbishment scopes, testing, etc.

Cale Prokopf, RRO
Project Consultant
Rooftech Consulting, Inc.