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Damp Meters - Book on Damp Diagnosis - Condensation Test Strips -

Humidity Testers - Surface Temperature Tester

Wall Crack Movement Tell Tales - Protimeters - Damp Wall Testers

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Damp Meters

Damp Meter - Pin Type

Professional Damp Meter with Timber and Masonry digital scales, battery and calibration test facilities.

Tip - ask for our FREE guide Data Sheet which describes how to use Damp Meters and explains the meaning of common patterns of readings. Ring us for Free Help on 01626 331351.

 

 

Damp Meter being used in wood

 

 

 

Buy Professional Grade Damp Meter

£49.56 plus VAT -

 


 


 


 

 

Damp Book

Quick DIY Master Class in Dampness and Condensation - become your own Expert in 1 hour! Buy our "Dampness in Buildings" reprinted book by the great expert Graham Coleman. A great read, short and to the point.

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Masterclass Book Reprint

£9.99 plus VAT -

Buy Masterclass Book as a Download to your computer

Download £5.99 plus VAT -


 



 

Condensation Test

Condensation Test Strips - turn blue for proof of condensation.

Place the self adhesive card onto the suspect wall or ceiling. The white strip will turn progressively blue if condensation is occurring.

Single Condensation Test Card

Box of 6 Condensation Test Cards

Buy single Condensation Test

£5.95 plus VAT -

 

Buy Box of 6 Condensation Tests

£34.60 plus VAT -


 



 

Humidity Meters

Home Condensation Monitor - measures air temperature and moisture content

Handy Hygrometer for measuring Relative Humidity and Air Temperature. This allows you to prevent Mould growth by either regulating the heating and ventilation, or by adjusting your Dehumidifier. A vital tool for assessing the risk of Condensation.

Standard Size Readout or Jumbo Size

Both with Memory

Buy Standard Size Readout

£23.40 plus VAT -

Buy Jumbo Size Readout

£24.20 plus VAT -




Temperature Test

Cold Spot Thermometer - infra red with Laser pointer - point and read

An infra red instant surface temperature is read on the display and can be stored in the memory. The Laser Pointer can be selected to read exact positions, ideal for checking for cold spots on walls. Frequently used where penetrating dampness is suspected, to detect dirty walls ties and locate gaps in cavity wall insulation.

 

Point and click Surface Thermometer

Fitted with Memory

Buy Surface Thermometer

£67.50 plus VAT -




 

Crack Movement Test

Standard Tell Tale - as shown above. Held in the central start position, ready for fixing, with tape, which you simply cut with a knife once the unit is screwed or glued in place.

 

 

Tell Tale Plus - as above but with four pegs to locate the unit in the central, start position. You remove the four pegs once the unit is screwed or glued in place.

 

 

Corner Tell Tail - monitors horizontal and vertical movement across a crack in a corner. Use singly to monitor two dimensional movement, or use in pairs to monitor three dimensional movement. Reconfigure the Tell Tale components to monitor cracks between ceilings and walls or floors and walls.

 

Displacement Tell Tale - monitors horizontal and displacement movement where there is a “step” across a crack due to displacement or “out of plane” movement. The Tell Tale consists of three components. A base plate (not calibrated) a top plate (which is calibrated) and a graduated ruler. The ruler is not left on the gauge but is used to measure the relative movement in the two plates each time you test the situation.

 

 

 

 

Standard Tell Tale kit

Tell Tale Plus Kit

Corner Tell Tale Kit

Shows 2 Kits used together

 

Displacement Tell Tale Kit

 

 

Buy Standard Tell Tale Kit

£14.98 plus VAT -

 

 

 

 

Buy Tell Tale Plus Kit

£19.98 plus VAT -

 

 

 

Buy Corner Tell Tale Kit

£39.86 plus VAT -

 

 

 

 

Buy Displacement Tell Tale Kit

£32.97 plus VAT -

 

 

 

 




Protimeters

Protimeter Mini - The Protimeter Mini can be used for making rapid moisture assessments in a wide range of building materials including wood, masonry, drywall, plaster and concrete. The instrument measuring pins are small and sharp which means measurements can be taken at the surface with virtually no mark left behind.

 

Protimeter Surveymaster - The Dual Mode Moisture Meter.

The NEW Surveymaster incorporates two modes of operation - search and measure (non-invasive and pin type). Search and measure enable the user to distinguish surface moisture from sub-surface moisture, essential information when trying to establish the extent and cause of a moisture problem.

Protimeter Mini

Shown with extension wire & probe

 

 

Buy Protimeter Mini

£125.00 plus VAT -

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Protimeter Surveymaster

£325.00 plus VAT -




Laboratory Damp Tests

Damp Tests

Salts Tests (3): Sulphates, Chlorides, Nitrates - from one surface material sample (i.e. a 'matchbox' full of paint scrapings, , wallpaper pieces or plaster skim)

Moisture Test (1): Total Moisture Content, Hygroscopic Moisture Content, Free Moisture Content - from one mortar joint behind the plaster or render - send at least one 'matchbox' full..

For both types of Test to be accurate you must send the Samples in well sealed plastic bags, inside another well sealed plastic bag.

NOTE - for accurate analysis multiple samples need to be taken from the correct positions relative to the visual damage - ask us for advice before spending money on Laboratory Tests.

 

 

What is going on here?

Is it really natural Rising Damp?

Buy Damp Tests - one test

£26.50 plus VAT -

Buy Damp Tests - set of 4

£99.98 plus VAT -

 

 

 

 





Surveying your own property for dampness problems: a few tips

1. True natural Rising Dampness is the least likely cause of your problems

2. Damp Proof Courses do not break down - usually they are merely covered over ('bridged')

3. High ground levels, faulty gutters, downpipes and overflows are the main culprits

4. Ask us for free advice before spending money

5. Whatever you do, DO NOT buy Damp Proofing or Replastering until you know what is causing the problem.


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