Mule-Hide Products Co.’s new Detec TruGround® Conductive Primer allows electronic leak detection (ELD) of conventional roof assemblies quick and straightforward, ensuring that a roofing system is waterproof and free of breaches, holes, and seam voids.
Prior to membrane adhesion, the unique water-based, liquid-applied, electronically conductive medium is applied directly to the substrate with a brush or roller. Applying an electrical current to the membrane’s surface allows for the detection of discontinuities. ELD testing – utilizing low- or high-voltage testing methods – is possible for the life of the roofing system once the primer is applied.
Detec TruGround Conductive Primer provides peace of mind that a newly installed roofing system is leak-free, and it can be used for maintenance, warranty and forensic purposes. It is compatible with all single-ply membranes and is listed in more than 10,200 Mule-Hide Products Co. Factory Mutual (FM) RoofNav assemblies. It can be applied to any properly prepared, non-conductive horizontal or vertical surface, including insulation, plywood, wood, lightweight concrete and coverboard. It is suitable for use in fully adhered, mechanically attached, and ballasted roofing systems.
The primer dries quickly – typically in less than 30 minutes – and delivers excellent adhesion. Contractorfriendly, it has low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, is non-flammable and is solvent-free. Detec TruGround Conductive Primer is available in 5-gallon pails. Each pail covers approximately 1,250 square feet of roof area.