Core Samples

Core Samples: Why we use them

Core samples provide critical information to our team.  The core sample pictured below tells our team that the roof on this facility is comprised of the following layers: 

  • EPDM 
  • 1" EPS insulation
  • 1 1/2" of Built-Up Roof 
  • 1 1/2" of Perlite insulation
  • Metal deck


Core Sample Roof

We can also see that the built-up roof is wet. This is an excellent indicator that a substantial leak exists in the roof. The core sample also helps our team determine how many roofs exist so we can be fully compliant with all applicable building codes.  Our team also uses the core sample to look for damp insulation, incompatible materials, and any other issue which may cause problems down the road.