leak detection

City Creek Center in Salt Lake City is one of the nation’s largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects, covering two full city blocks. Massive retractable skylights, residential towers, retail spaces, plazas, underground parking, multiple water features and a goal of LEED accreditation meant Detec was the right solution for this project.



Permanently Embedded, Fully Automated Leak Detection and Moisture Monitoring Systems

Continuously Monitor Long After the Initial Membrane Installation

Detec’s PermaScan™ leak detection system is the most advanced electronic leak detection technology for monitoring a roofing or waterproofing assembly.  A PermaScan leak detection system ensures the customer benefits from the longest possible service life for the roof, minimizing risk and reducing maintenance costs over time.


Leak Detection Done Right

The PermaScan isolates leaks remotely to a small, defined area, ensuring the least amount of disruption to the overburden should a repair be necessary. Opening shown here is approximately 12″ x 12″ x 18″ deep exposing our Moisture Detection Tape (MDT)


  • Monitors during construction
  • The PermaScan-C (for Conventional Assemblies) system detects moisture at the vapor barrier
  • The PermaScan-I (for Inverted Assemblies) system detects breaches in the waterproofing
  • Produces timely detection to minimize damage caused by hidden moisture
  • Provides cost-effective sustainability through continuous moisture monitoring
  • Monitor the membrane utilizing sensors embedded below the overburden, for accurate and reliable leak detection
  • Ensures peace of mind and the longest lifespan for the roof, building or structure
  • The best Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) system for a green roof

A PermaScan Leak Detection System may also be referred to as a leak location grid or a leak locate array.  The electronics are the DX250 and RMUIII.

A new patented formulation that enables what was, until now, not possible: 
A truly reliable membrane integrity test for conventional membrane assemblies!

TruGround is the only approved/conclusive method to perform membrane integrity testing on conventional roofs. Stop playing games with other testing methods. Spec the one that works. Fast. Affordable. Reliable. Who says you can't have it all?