A lightning strike can damage structures made of most materials including masonry, wood, concrete and even steel. The huge currents from a lightning strike heats the materials to high temperatures and can cause fire, loss of strength and even explosions from superheated steam.
Lightning conductors, sometimes referred to as a lightning rod or lightning finial, are important in lightning protection. They are used to prevent lightning damage by safely redirecting lightning strikes. Lightning conductor systems are strips or rods constructed from conductive materials, usually copper. Lightning conductors are often used to protect tall or isolated structures such as the roof of a building.
Lightning Conductor Survey and Earth Electrode testing
Lightning conductors need to be maintained to keep buildings protected from lightning damage. Our lightning conductor surveys and earth electrode tests are carried out by experienced trained professionals that operate throughout the UK. Our surveys provide you with a detailed report of the condition of your lightning conductor and include a resistance reading, identifying any points of failure in your lightning conductor.
Contact us to discuss your lightning conductor survey requirements on 08701 999403.