INFRARED AND NUCLEAR SCANNING
CIC offers IR and nuclear scanning. This ensures that there is no wet insulation, as well as determining where a leak is coming from. These inspections allow us to decided if your roof is eligible for a restoration or if it needs to be torn out and fully replaced.
An Infrared Scan process is a non-destructive method of testing for wet insulation in your roofing system. Our certified technician will scan each roof section, indicate with marking paint which areas have a positive reading and put together a detailed report with photos and drawings of the roof sections.
A nuclear roof moisture survey is used for lactating areas of wet insulation within a ballasted roof system or a multi-layered roof assembly. A nuclear gauge is used to detect varying levels of hydrogen ions within the roof system, with hydrogen being most abundant in wet materials. Readings are taken in conjunction with physical sampling to determine a baseline reading for dry materials. Typically readings are taken on a 10′ X 10′ grid pattern and transferred to a scaled roof plan showing a visual representation of the wet areas. Readings over the dry baseline benchmark indicate damp to wet materials, with moisture content increasing with the higher readings. Core samples are taken to determine the exact composition of all materials and to verify the results of the scan. A written report and corresponding scaled roof plan are then provided, summarizing all the findings and showing the locations and amounts of wet insulation.
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