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Revolutionizing Roof Quality Assurance: The FutureCast Advantage

Scanning roof membranes has been a common practice of quality assurance for many years, it has been very useful in verifying the quality of the waterproofing at the time of construction. Scanning however, is not the solution to long term monitoring leaks in structures, as it only verifies the quality at the time of construction.

To ensure long term quality assurance, SMT offers FutureCast leak detection systems that can automatically monitor a roof for leaks, without the use of conductive medium or primer.

For over 14 years, SMT FutureCast Roof Leak Detection system has been at the forefront of monitoring conventional roofs for moisture and water intrusion. The goal is simple: provide clients with real-time alerts of a membrane breach, eliminating the worry that an unchecked breach will turn into a damaging leak. The FutureCast Active monitoring system is a forward-thinking innovative tool available today - offering unparalleled coverage and detection capabilities. It focuses on critical areas prone to leaks, including roof-to-wall interfaces, skylight interfaces, parapets, drains, and mechanical system penetrations.

Notably, the SMT system stands out from the rest by eliminating the need for conductive primer and conductive mesh. But why? Let's delve into the long-term benefits for building owners and roof asset management.

Quality assurance during the construction process can be achieved through various methods and standards, such as non-invasive capacitance-based scanning and high voltage/infrared thermography. These techniques prove effective without the use of conductive mesh or primer, ensuring the longevity of the roof asset.

While conductive primer and mesh may aid in electronic scanning of the roof field, they fall short in addressing leaks at crucial points like drain assemblies, mechanical system penetrations, parapet wall details, skylight or wall system interfaces, and membrane termination details. Certain roof scanning methods with conductive primer or mesh also fail to detect moisture intrusion during night seals or delayed detailing processes, like drain installations or parapet walls.

Furthermore, roof scanning during the construction phase only certifies the roof's dryness or membrane breach freedom at that particular point in time. This certification becomes invalid by the time the technician returns home, as potential damage by others on the construction site could occur. The uncertainty of when the roof scanning agency will return for another scan raises concerns, especially considering that water and rain could compromise large sections of the conventional roof assembly in the interim.

In conclusion, SMT FutureCast stands out as a forward-thinking solution in roof leak detection, providing unmatched accuracy, minimal disruption, and long-term benefits for building owners and roofing asset management. Step into a future where roof protection transcends traditional expectations, becoming proactive and comprehensive, furthering our goal to make building better!


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