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Robert Higgins, a renowned concrete expert consultant, explains the best processes for detecting moisture in the concrete.

Robert Higgins, a renowned concrete expert consultant, explains the best processes for detecting moisture in the concrete. All tests can be good when performed correctly, but the accurate interpretation is key for them to be meaningful. Some tests can be more misleading than helpful if not fully understood. Not all tests will give the data necessary to help avoid moisture-related problems occurring at the time of installation. And this is exactly when the majority of moisture-related problems occur.

How to Assemble the Tramex Dec Scanner and Moisture Survey Flat Roofing Systems as per ASTM D7954

The Tramex Dec Scanner is the Original Non-Destructive Moisture Scanner for Flat and Built-up Roofing systems. This video provides assembly instructions and guidelines on how to set up & use the Dec Scanner when performing Flat & Built-up Roofing surveys as per ASTM D7954 standard. Portable and easily transportable in a rugged, wheeled flight case, the Dec Scanner provides instant and continuous readings with adjustable sensitivity for a variety of flat roof makeups, allowing you to locate and map moisture issues as you go. Complying with ASTM D7954 regulations and usable during normal daylight hours, without any regulatory restrictions or operating license requirements, the Dec Scanner can effectively scan up to 100,000 square feet on a normal working day. The Dec Scanner is endorsed by roofing professionals worldwide, saving millions in insurance claims annually. The Dec Scanner also comes as part of the Roofing Master Kit, providing all the tools necessary to perform a complete Roofing Survey.

Tramex Talks - John Hull - Dec Scanner and Commercial Roof Moisture Surveys

John Hull, the President of Gulf Infrared, LLC, talks about the Tramex Dec Scanner and the necessity of commercial roof moisture surveys. Currently, only approximately 32% of commercial roofs were torn off and replaced actually needed to be. So, two-thirds of the commercial roofs that were torn and thrown in landfills could have been candidates for repair, if proper moisture testing was implemented. This has huge environmental implications from unnecessary roof replacements, and some states have begun to look at and implement mandatory roof moisture testing.

Tramex Dec Scanner - Moisture Detection for Flat Roofing Systems - Introduction

The Tramex Dec Scanner is the Original Non-Destructive Moisture Scanner for Flat and Built-up Roofing systems. Portable and easily transportable in a rugged flight case, the Dec Scanner provides instant and continuous readings with adjustable sensitivity for a variety of flat roof makeups, allowing you to locate and map moisture issues as you go. Complying with ASTM D7954 regulations and usable during normal daylight hours, without any regulatory restrictions or operating license requirements, the Dec Scanner can effectively scan up to 100,000 square feet in a normal working day. The Dec Scanner is endorsed by roofing professionals worldwide, saving millions in insurance claims annually. The Dec Scanner also comes as part of the Roofing Master Kit, providing all the tools necessary to perform a complete Roofing Survey.

Why ASTM F2170 isn't enough.

Andrew Rynhart, the Tramex CEO, discusses how the ASTM F2170 test only measures the vapor in concrete (RH) and explains the importance of also measuring concrete moisture content (%MC) with quantitative non-destructive tests and identifying dew point issues.

The Tramex Meters App

The Tramex Meters App enables you to better visualise live readings and report data from all your Tramex Bluetooth devices.

It is compatible with the Tramex 5-series moisture meters: 

  • Moisture Encounter - ME5
  • Concrete Moisture Encounter - CME5 
  • Concrete Moisture Encounter X5 - CMEX5

and Tramex Feedback DataLoggers :

  • Feedback Datalogger DL-RHTA
  • Feedback Datalogger DL-RHTX

(Note: For logging with the Feedback Datalogger use the Tramex Feedback Datalogger App. The Tramex Meters App will soon be updated to include the logging feature.)

 

The Tramex Meters App is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play for phone and tablet devices.