Diagnosing building moisture
Moisture may penetrate walls, floors and ceilings due to pipes bursting or water ingress. Some of this moisture damage may not be detected immediately. Rising or ingressing water, faulty rain and waste water drains, or even blocked drains and inadequate seepage capacity may be the cause.
Depending on where it is getting out or in, the moisture can spread in different ways; enormous damage may be done if discovered too late. Therefore, measurement of the material moisture in the affected places is necessary to be able to identify the source of the damage.
The testo 616 can be used to quickly and non-destructively examine the material moisture in building materials. The measuring clamp is laid on the surface; the value can be read immediately. The measurement results are calculated up to a depth of 5 cm and can be recorded at the touch of a button. The readings are displayed in percent by weight in comparison to the dry mass of the material.
For easy, quick handling, characteristics are already stored in testo 616 for the following construction materials: anhydrite screed, cement screed, lime sand brick, aerated concrete, concrete, vertically perforated brick and solid brick; these aid detection of wet places in the construction materials.