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A method to detect and locate roof leaks using conductive tapes applied to the surface of a roof membrane
David Vokey
roof leak; conductive tape
The failure to detect, find and correct minor roof deterioration and leakage in the earliest stages is considered the greatest cause of premature roof failure. This paper describes a method whereby a leak locating grid of conductors is placed on top of a roof membrane to detect and localize leaks to within an area defined by the grid spacing. The method has particular application for inverted, covered and green roofs.

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