Leak Detection Specialists
Cornerstone provides a hi-tech leak detection service that utilises a wide variety of testing procedures and equipment to identify, track and expose sources of moisture in structures.
We recognise that leaks can be extremely difficult to detect and that subsequent disruption can be very costly. Non-destructive leak detection utilising industry leading technology and many years expertise, we use Non-Destructive leak detection methods to identify and track a hidden leak to minimise any excavations and associated costs.
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Are you looking for an expert who will adopt all available technologies to trace an issue?
Are you seeking independent leak detection analysis with a suggested repair requirement?
Are you looking for a service that will not only trace the source but provide a suitable repair?
Are you looking for a single-source expert service that will cover the UK?
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Leak Detection Services
Water Leak Detection
Our water leak detection services help identify and prevent water damage by locating hidden leaks in plumbing systems using advanced technology.
Smoke Leak Detection
Cornerstone’s smoke leak detection services use specialised equipment to detect and locate leaks within properties preventing potential health hazards.
Roof Membrane Testing
Testing services to identify any defects or leaks in a building’s roof membrane, helping to prevent costly damage and ensuring the long-term integrity of the roof.
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How Does Our Leak Investigation Service Work?
Our nationwide detailed moisture surveys use various detection methods to find your leak and develop a suitable way to restore your property after the water damage, including:
Almost every surface will hold some moisture, but we use moisture mapping to identify those surfaces that have an unusual amount on and in them, caused by a leak. This can involve drawing an outline around the wet area to see if it increases or decreases over time.
Thermal cameras measure the infra-red light being output by various hot things and it is represented on a screen, which allows us to detect hot and cold leaks where they are affecting the temperature.
On-site Salts Analysis
Testing for salts is a great way to determine whether the cause of the issue is rising damp and will lead to further investigations.
Void and Pipe Work CCTV Inspection
Where possible, we will use a loose floorboard or other entry point to use Closed-Circuit Television cameras to find the source of a leak and examine areas that cannot be seen without more destructive methods of leak investigation.
Leaks make noises that can be heard by specialised microphones and programmes that will filter out the sounds of everyday life to give a more accurate representation of where a leak is.
Tracer Gas Leak Detection Methods
We use a food-grade, safe gas with our detectors to pinpoint leaks in heating systems. This method is used particularly in large commercial properties with complex systems.
System Pressurisation Tests
Just like a tyre with a puncture, a system with a leak will not be able to hold its pressure levels and is a great way to test if there is in fact a leak. If you have a complex system, it may be possible to pressurise different parts at different times to more accurately pinpoint the leak.
Water Chemical Analysis & Comparisons
Determining the type of water that is leaking can help to diagnose the source of the leak. This will involve a sample being sent away for testing, so other methods are preferable where they are quicker.
We introduce a water-soluble dye that is not toxic to the system, which can be used for visual inspections to find leaks and making water currents visible, where they are escaping from seals and membranes.
Leak Investigation Services In Commercial & Domestic Environments
Operating in both the Commercial and Domestic environments, we recognise each bring challenges and more importantly, their own disruption to everyday lives and business operations.
Within the Domestic arena, we recognise our services can be settled through Household Insurance Policies that have Trace & Access cover applying. We advise all customers of this possibility prior to commencing any investigation.
Within the commercial sector we can provide a detailed quotation for our investigations and align any works to minimise potential business disruption.
Management Services FAQ
Cornerstone offer a range of remediation, restoration and repair services bespoke for housing associations, loss adjusters, private landlords and more, but you may have some further questions to fully establish what can be done in the selected property.
Our Cornerstone Case Studies.
Cornerstone have experience in dealing with a variety of issues across the UK, and are trusted by leading housing associations, loss adjusters and more.
£37,000 Cost Saving for Insurance Company
Scenario: Decorations and furnishings were reported water damaged as a result of ‘secondary flooding’ from the recent flooding. Neighbours advised that water damage to the property was a result of floodwater ingress during the event, even though the property did not sugar any specific ingress. Moisture damage was evident on the ground and first floors.
Multi-Disciplined Approach to Damp Problem
Scenario: A 1970’s detached property has suffered from a damp problem to a localised area of the structure over a number of years. Prior to the appointment of Cornerstone, extensive investigations and been undertaken by a variety of professionals without resolution. Reason for contact: To identify the source of the moisture affecting the structure.