Our Surveys and Investigations involve the following
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We import our own products that are specially formulated versions of water tracing dye from the United States of America. These dyes are the traditional fluorescent water tracing and leak detection materials that have been used for labelling studies from the beginning of the century.
Protimeter Surveymaster is a newly developed dual mode moisture meter which allows us to distinguish between sub-surface and surface moisture.
Utilising the two-pins at the top of the instrument, a direct reading of the surface moisture level can be read. Measure mode readings are precise and specific to the immediate area of contact of the electrodes. The numerical values displayed in the LCD display represent the actual percent moisture content of wood (% MC) and the wood moisture equivalent (WME) of concrete, dry wall and other materials.
We can determine the presence of electrically conducting salts contamination on site.
The FLIR E60BX thermal image offers one of the most effective ways to detect any form of water damage and to keep track of faulty or damaged insulation
Thermal Images let you see far more than just what is on the surface!!!
Using Thermal Imaging for Building Applications
Inspecting buildings using a thermal imaging camera is a powerful and non-invasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of buildings. Thermal imaging technology has become one of the most valuable diagnostic tools for building inspections. A thermal imaging camera can identify problems early, allowing them to be documented and corrected before becoming more serious and more costly to repair.
A building diagnostics inspection with a thermal imaging camera can help:
Thermal imaging cameras are the perfect tool for locating and identifying building failures because they make the invisible visible.
A thermal image that includes accurate temperature data provides us with important information about the moisture ingress, mould development, the presence of thermal bridges and the conditions of HVAC systems (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems) which all play a part in the transfer of mould spores which left untreated can cause mould infestation and lead to health risks.
Thermal imaging is an outstanding tool to locate building defects and condensation problems.
Moisture damage is the most common form of deterioration for a building. Air leakage can cause condensation to form within walls, floors, or ceilings. Wet insulation takes a long time to dry and becomes a prime location for mould and fungi to flourish.
Other applications include the location of thermal bridges, which indicate spots in a building where energy is being wasted.
A thermal bridge is an area where the building envelope has a lower thermal resistance. It is caused by construction constraints. Heat will follow the easiest path from the heated space to the outside - the path with the least resistance.
Typical effects of thermal bridges are:
Finding water infiltration in flat roofs
Locating leaks in floor heating
Thermal imaging is an easy-to-use tool to find and check pipes and tubes for leaks, even when the water pipes are laid in the floor or under plaster. The heat of the pipes radiates through the surface and the pattern can be easily detected with a thermal imaging camera.
Thermal imaging provides valuable information during the renovation of buildings and monuments. Framework constructions hidden by mineral plaster can become clearly visible in a thermal image. It can then be decided whether exposure of these structures is useful. The detachment of plaster from walls can also be located in a very early stage so that preservation measures can be taken.
Thermal imaging is a perfect tool to detect blocked or broken pipes and other plumbing relates issues. Even if the pipes are laid under the floor or inside a wall it can be possible to determine the exact location of the problem by having hot water flowing through the pipes. The heat will radiate and the problem area will become clearly visible on a thermal image.
Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems need to be well maintained. They need to deliver air at the correct humidity and temperature and filter any indoor pollutants. Thermal imaging can help to determine whether HVAC systems are operating properly. When working incorrectly they can cause poor indoor air quality.
Thermal imaging inspections provide us with a picture of a specific condition of a building. Infrared cameras allow us the ability to see and locate what the naked eye is unable to detect. Infrared images can capture thermal anomalies from moisture or water damage, roof leaks, behind stucco etc. Infrared Scans are able to locate water and moisture intrusion in buildings by thermal patterns.
A Building Envelope survey can locate water leakage or moisture in buildings and flat roof surveys for water intrusion. Thermal Moisture Imaging Infrared surveys can pinpoint water damage, by locating leaks in buildings, Planters, garage structures etc.
Wall and ceiling damp not visible to the naked eye
Roof moisture ingress
Water leak ingress into wall via window installation defect
The speed of using infrared, and the larger areas covered rapidly by an Infrared camera, can save time and money by providing a faster, more efficient and more reliable survey. An Infrared camera can detect moisture located behind interior walls, under the right conditions. The temperature difference created by the presence of moisture on the inside surface of a wall will appear differently than the surrounding area.
We highly recommend that property owners or their insurers use Infrared Imaging cameras for moisture detection under the following circumstances:
This picture illustrates moisture ingress (red marks).
A leak has occurred in a concrete slab caused by the skylight.
The underside of a flat roof with torch-on that has failed.
Flat roof with torch on that has been compromised and allowing ingress in.
This picture shows a leak before it causes damage. Imagine us going through your property saving you time, money and unnecessary inconvenience.