Monitoring drying processes
Whether freshly laid screed, or monitored drying of moisture damage, timely determination of the required moisture level will save time and therefore money.
Screeds are laid in the in interior works stage, generally after plastering. The flooring and painting and decorating then follow. The drying behaviour is therefore a significant factor in the works schedule, primarily because the laying of flooring depends on this.
The moisture measurement establishes readiness for flooring; liability for the flooring is thus transferred to the respective trade installing the flooring. An important part of this work is therefore documentation and assurance in the testing for readiness for flooring.
What is the extent of moisture damage and what consequences can be expected in terms of time and costs? These questions have to be answered in order to decide which auxiliary tools and materials are to be used to speed up the drying process.
The t 635-2 and attachment scatter field probe can be used to measure the moisture in the construction material.
Using a thin moisture probe combined with the testo 635-2 the moisture of construction materials can be determined by means of an equilibrium moisture measurement. To do this, the probe has to be inserted in a borehole in the material being measured and sealed. The relevant material characteristic can be manually entered into the device or via software. After several hours, equilibrium with the material has taken place and the testo 635-2 displays the material moisture.