Isolation Water Testing & Water Leak Detection

What is Isolation Water Testing?

Quite often visual inspections alone cannot determine a leak source and therefore BUSS have adapted and implemented an effective Water Isolation Testing System that has been tried and tested.  It’s a safe and practical method of leak detection which recreates the leak under a controlled and regulated environment.   By nature, water manoeuvres across the path that offers the least resistance and to the lowest possible point, often resulting in the leak source being further away from where the water presents.  The BUSS team will systematically check all potential leak sources to ensure each pathway is addressed and investigated. Once the leak source has been identified, a report is generated and presented to the client so that repairs can be initiated. Developed in the field, this procedure has proven to be consistently successful and therefore is backed by BUSS Group.

How do you detect a water leak?

Most water leaks can go unnoticed for a long time, or until such time as property damage becomes visible.  Some of the signs for you to look out for include random wet patches, excessive water bills which are inexplicable, shortage of hot water, the sound of running water or low water pressure.  If you notice or experience any of the above, contact BUSS Group and our water leak detection experts will visit your property to determine the source of the problem and offer our repair services before the issue causes structural damage and the repair costs increase.

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Servicing Perth & surrounding suburbs

    Why are water leaks often a reccurring problem?

    A recurring water leak tends to be a problem after multiple contractors provide ‘quick fixes’, while the source of the leak remains undetected and consequently unresolved.  However, BUSS’ trained and experienced personnel will execute an Isolation Water Test to determine the root cause of the recurring water leak and provide an accurate and cost-effective repair methodology. The three main components of Isolation Water Testing include:


    Utilising gravity to distinguish areas of water penetration.


    Reproducing natural weather events including rain and wind; and


    Allow sufficient time for water to penetrate into the crack(s) and leaking to occur; the spraying time will replicate a natural volume of water.

    How much is a water leak detection test?

    The cost of this test will vary by the scope of the investigation and location of the property.  In most cases having this investigation and finding the precise location of a leak offers a savings factor when it comes to the repairs.  You are welcome to contact BUSS’ professional waterproofing team who are available to provide you with a free quotation to complete the test.

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    Drawing on our experience and industry best practice, BUSS’ team have been servicing our clients in the commercial, industrial, residential, mining and resources market for more than 20 years.  Our specialist remedial team have been applying their expertise in completing condition assessments, leak detection services, creating action plans to remediate issues, developing repair methodologies, providing product recommendations and undertaking repairs via trusted techniques to eradicate underlying problems and renew assets to their desired state. Our proven track record in water leak detection residential and commercial, our effective remedial solutions and quality workmanship, supported by our affiliation with leading industry organisations – Australian Institute of Waterproofing, the Strata Community Association and the Australasian Concrete Repair Association, along with our Cert III accredited applicators, offer our clients peace of mind for all their remedial repairs.  Our association with these leading organisations allows us the advantage of being one of the most qualified, trusted and reputable remedial contractors in WA. Servicing Perth and the metro area, our specialised, Isolation Water Testing System, is used to detect leaks on roofs, balconies, walkways, basements, walls and windows.  For more information, please feel free to contact us below, or call us on 08 9444 1732

    Formulated and Implemented by BUSS

    Isolation Water Testing is a specialised service implemented by BUSS for water leak detection residential and commercial.  The visible and physical signs of a leak may be obvious during initial investigations however further testing is often required to determine the full extent and cause of the issue. As each case is unique, the process for conducting this procedure will differ with the scope of each investigation.



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