Building Survey Inspection Kit - BSIK

Moisture survey kit for building inspections

The Tramex Building Survey Inspection Kit provides the instruments and tools needed to conduct a thorough moisture and humidity inspection in various building materials such as drywall, wood, plaster, brick, ceramic tiles, resilient flooring, laminates and roofing and numerous building materials and air spaces.

The Moisture Encounter MEX5 moisture meter measures moisture content in wood and drywall and provides comparative readings in a variety of building materials. It also features a built-in hygrometer for ambient conditions and psychrometric values, an Infrared Surface Thermometer and incorporates the external RH probe for in-situ equilibrium RH readings, as well as the hand-held and hammer-action pin probes for wood, drywall, and WME readings. The insulated 200mm (7.8") pins and narrow 260mm (10”) RH probe allow for deep wall cavity and insulation pin probing. 

Bluetooth connectivity to the Tramex Meters App allows for visualization of readings, moisture mapping and data reporting to mobile devices, to GeoTag test results, create, save and share photos, reports and charts, as well as see your meter screen on your phone when extending to hard to reach places.

The Tramex Building Survey Inspection Kit comes with an extension handle and a protective heavy-duty carrying case with die-cut foam lining.

Product Order Code: BSIK
Ambient Relative Humidity, Temperature, Dew-point, gr/lb
Wood moisture content 0-30%
Pin Wood moisture content 6-46%
Pin Drywall moisture content 0-8.5%
Surface Temperature
4mm wand for Relative Humidity, Temperature, Dew-point, gr/lb
Accompanying Tramex Meters App











Moisture Encounter MEX5

Size: 7.1" x 3.4" x 1.6" (180mm x 85mm x 40mm)
Weight: 10.22oz (290g)
Construction: ABS Body
Power: 2 x AALR6 ALKALINE (included)
Display: Digital 2.3" x 1.4" (58mm x 35mm)
Depth of penetration: Shallow signal: up to ⅜” (9mm)
  Deep signal: up to 1¼" (30mm)


Measuring range of Moisture Encounter MEX5:

NDT Moisture content for Wood: 0 → 30% MC
NDT Comparative for Building Materials: 0 → 100
Pin % MC  Wood: 6 → approx 50% MC
Pin % MC Drywall: 0 → 8.5% MC
Relative Humidity: 0 → 99%
(with optional Hygro-i2 ® probe): Humidity accuracy: 0% → 99%RH +/- 2% @ 25°C / 77°F

Relative Humidity Sensor specifications:

Range: 0 to 100%RH
Accuracy: ±1.5%RH Range 0% to 80%RH ±2.0%RH Range 80% to 99%RH (@ 25ºC (77ºF))
Resolution: 0.1% over the complete range
Drift: <0.25%RH per year


Temperature Sensor specifications:

Range: -40ºF to 257ºF (-40ºC to 125ºC)
Accuracy: ±0.1ºF Range 68ºF to 140ºF (±0.1 °C Range 20°C to 60°C)
Sensor Protection: PTFE Film protects sensor opening from water & dust Drift: <0.04ºF (0.03ºC) per year
Drift: <0.04ºF (0.03ºC) per year 


Specifications of Kit:

Size: 16.5” x 14.2” x 5.5” (42cm x 36cm x 14cm)
Weight: 9.5lbs (4.3kg)
Power: 2 x AALR6 ALKALINE (included)