International Leak Detection marks 20 years of success in North America

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

International Leak Detection (ILD), a world leader offering advanced technology in leak detection and smart roof monitoring, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in North America in October 2021.

A multinational company, ILD serves clients from offices and affiliated partners around the world, helping companies to manage risk and identify roofing and waterproofing issues.

Chris Eichhorn
ILD president Chris Eichhorn

“We are very excited to mark this important milestone in our history that gives us an opportunity to celebrate our professional teams around the world, the advancement of our innovative technology, and the projects and clients we’ve been honoured to work with,” said Chris Eichhorn, company president and CEO.

“For 20 years, our teams have delivered excellence in roofing and waterproofing integrity testing, and intelligent monitoring systems. We’re looking forward to the next twenty years!”

For the last two decades, ILD has been at the forefront of innovation in the roofing and waterproofing integrity testing and monitoring industry. In the late 1990’s, the company brought EFVM® technology from Germany and adapted it for the North American market. EFVM technology pinpoints the exact location of membrane breaches.

In the late 1990’s, ILD brought EFVM®  technology to North America from Germany and honed the technology to deliver superior results to every other test system.

“In the hands of our specially trained inspectors, it is incredibly accurate. Along with our Smartex® intelligent roof monitoring system that tracks the integrity of waterproofing systems 24/7, our customers are in good hands with ILD. I believe integrity begins at the top,” Eichhorn said.

In 2015, ILD partnered with PROGEO to offer North America Smartex®, the intelligent roof monitoring system that tracks the integrity of waterproofing systems 24/7. Leading edge technology that continues to differentiate the organization and provide building owners with peace of mind performance and protection. Smartex is an intelligent flat roof monitoring system that tracks the soundness of waterproofing systems 24/7 and makes contact when there’s a breach.

As ILD looks to the future, its decades of experience, proprietary technology and commitment to exceptional service will continue to protect the world’s most valuable assets.

ILD serves clients in Canada and the U.S. from offices and affiliated partners around the world helping companies to manage risk and identify issues. Since 2001, ILD has tested more than 400 million square feet of membrane, located more than 1.25 million breaches and provided building owners with peace of mind performance and protection.

“As a former professional roofer, I’m proud to provide lead detection and roof monitoring systems that protect buildings and assets around the world,” Eichhorn concluded.

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