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02 Jun 2015

The right way to measure moist in brick walls.

In our last post (The scam of the moisture meter!) we told you about the fraud or the ignorance with the Protimeter - not that this meter is not working, but it is only designed to measure moist in wood, and therefore it will give alarming high measures used on brick walls, causing people to think they have a moist or damp problem, when they actually don't have.

Especially for measuring concrete
If meters are going to be used, they should only be used as a pointer to find out if there is moister or damp. When meters are used, it is not only recommended, but an absolutely must, to use only those that are made especially for measuring concrete, brick walls and plaster. On top of that always use measurements from two different types of meters to get a hint if the measurements are right, as there can be differences in the measurements from meter to meter, and because of the different materials being measured on. Also it is important to know if cheap meters are used, wrong measurements may occur.

For a quick and non-destructive measurement, there are two meters we recommended to use.
The first is a Tramex MEP (measuring depth up to 30mm)
The second is GANN Hydromette (It's the only acclaimed measuring tool for capacitive humidity measurements). But similar Hydromette's can be used. It should be mentioned that these type of tools has a cost price of around 1.000 € if it's a proper quality. These meters have a measuring depth up to 40mm.

As mentioned earlier, these meters should only be used as a pointer!

100% sure of the result.
To be a 100% sure if there is moist or damp in the masonry, it's necessary to make a destructive interference, by drilling holes in the wall and collecting the dust from drilling for weighing. The dust is then at dried, and after drying the dust is weighed again. The difference in weight can tell if - and how much moist there is. This is a timely and more costly affair, but then you are a 100% sure of the result.

If you have moist or damp in your walls, you should try to find out where it comes from. It could be a leak on the terrace upstairs, it could be tubes in the wall leaking or even an outside wall that is not protected against the weather, and the water can filtrate through the wall. The most possible problem could be condensation, and that the moist is trapped inside the wall as you probably painted both the inside and the outside walls with plastic paint that prevents the moist evaporating. So your first job is to rip off the old paint, and be sure that the plaster has not been sealed with some kind of waterproof seal, as you will need to tear down that as well, before painting your walls with Kefa products that allows the walls to breathe.

Made from natural materials
Our paint is without any toxic and is made from natural materials and work with nature, and will not only let your house breathe, but also absorb the moist trapped inside the walls and evaporate it into the atmosphere, and leave you with a sound and healthy home, with no moist and damp problems.

KefaRid and KefaTherm is registered and well known in over 40 countries, it is the only paint that actually works forever, so you don't have to. Please visit our portfolio to learn more about what our paint can do for you.

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