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Electronic Moisture Meters

June 11th, 2012

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Surveying

Electrical moisture meters are invaluable tools which are used to aid surveyors in damp diagnosis. Moisture meters are a hand held device used to profile the distribution or pattern of dampness throughout a building and determine the quantity of moisture present in materials.

Electrical moisture meters are the ideal tool to use in pre-purchase surveys or where damage limitation is required as they are clean… read more



Damp Diagnosis: Calcium Carbide Meter – ‘Speedy Meter’

June 11th, 2012

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Calcium Carbide Meter – ‘Speedy Meter’

A calcium carbide meter is another moisture testing device used to aid surveyors in damp investigations and diagnosis.  Performing a calcium carbide test is however disruptive and for this reason these test are usually avoided in damage limitation surveys such as, pre-purchase inspections unless permission is granted prior. This does not mean the use of these meters in a… read more



A Review of the Dutch Green Chemical Free Damp Proof System apparently installed “Without the mess of replastering”

June 8th, 2012

All posts, Condensation, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Surveying

This article has been reproduced with kind permission from its author Mr Graham Coleman and the Property Care Association (PCA).

Graham Coleman is a Chartered Biologist (C.Biol), Member of the Society of Biology (MSB), a Member of the Institute of Wood Science (M.I.W.Sc) and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers (F.Inst.S.S.E). He also has qualification in Chemistry and Botany.read more



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