Stormdry Masonry Absorption Testing Equipment
- Comprehensive penetrating damp diagnosis
- Assist in diagnosing rain penetration problems
Stormdry Gauges (also known as Karsten Tubes or Rilem Tubes) provide a simple method of comparing the absorption characteristics of different sections of masonry (e.g. bricks, stone, mortar, brick mortar interface, etc...). This information can then be used to help determine possible moiture penetration pathways through a wall that is suffering from rain penetration (penetrating damp).
The Stormdry Gauge is fixed to the wall using a suitable mastic adhesive. It is then filled with water and observed. The time taken for the level of water in the tube to drop indicates the degree of absorbency of the test area.
Stormdry Masonry Absorption Test Kit
Stormdry gauges are sold individually or as part of a Stormdry Test Kit which includes:
- 4 x Stormdry Gauges
- 1 x Sample tube of Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream
- 1 x Application brush
- 1 x Water bottle
- 1 x Mastic adhesive (for fixing Stormdry Gauge to wall)