Tramex Meters are international leaders in the design and production of Moisture Meters, Scanners and Data Loggers, with a reputation for the highest standards in quality and innovation. Our heritage in innovation began with our foundation in 1974. Inspired by our experience and knowledge of building moisture inspection, and working closely one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities, we invented, patented and developed the first ever non-destructive moisture meters. Today Tramex continues to innovate, design and manufacture moisture meters for building inspection to the highest standards of precision and durability in a variety of industries such as Flooring, Walls & Roofing, Water Damage Restoration, Indoor Air Quality, as well as for material specific industries related to Wood and Concrete. We have the most advanced range of instruments for detecting, tracing and measuring moisture in the building envelope, and are market leaders in the many industries we serve.
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.
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.
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.