Evaluating moisture levels within building envelopes requires the
application of both destructive and non-destructive test methods.
Non-destructive test methods such as
capacitance meter or
nuclear meter are utilized to cost effectively
and efficiently examine selected sub-assemblies of existing building
envelopes for latent moisture. Destructive testing is required to
establish test parameters and calibration of the various
non-destructive test methods and to verify anomolies identified
during non-destructive testing.
Sub-assemblies of the building envelope are evaluated utilizing
state-of-the-art non-destructive equipment, providing a cost
effective, efficient means of locating anomolies indicating the
possibility of moisture presence.
are sometimes marked on the surface being evaluated during the
survey, in addition to being identified on the scaled drawing.
presence of moisture is physically confirmed by means of destructive testing of
materials within anomalies identified during the survey.
anomalies are recorded on a scaled drawing.
and/or video tape documentation of anomalies is provided.
A compilation of the results of the moisture survey is provided for use as
a reference tool for future asset management decisions.