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How Do I Use A Tramex Moisture Metre?

How Do I Use A Tramex Moisture Metre?

Posted by Caitlin Davis on 11th Mar 2024

What is a Tramex moisture metre?

The Tramex moisture metre measures the moisture content in concrete floors to determine if the floor is in good enough condition to fit flooring. Floor failures can occur when concrete is full of moisture and it can be an ideal breeding ground for mold. This is why concrete is usually tested with a Tramex moisture metre to ensure the floor is in good condition.

What is an acceptable moisture content using Tramex?

As long as the moisture percentage is between 3.5% to 4.5% it should be considered dry enough to have a floor fitted. If the moisture percentage is higher than 4.5% there is a chance that decay and damage will eventually occur if a floor is fitted. If you suspect that your flooring is damp, look out for signs like damp spots, salt residue, condensation, cracking or peeling. Read our blog about how to damp proof concrete floors here.

  

How to calibrate a Tramex moisture metre?

Once the moisture metre is on, it will ask you to choose your desired measurement scale. Then you should hold the moisture metre to the calibration box and ensure that its reading as expected via the information on the calibration box. The Tramex moisture metre should now be ready to use.

How deep does a Tramex read?

The Tramex concrete moisture metres can read up to 3/4” deep into concrete which will give instant measurements and reliable results. With the reading going up to 30mm deep into the concrete there is a great level of accuracy which is necessary when trying to pinpoint moisture issues in the concrete.

How to use a Tramex moisture metre?

Step 1. Firstly, ensure your moisture metre is calibrated correctly.

Step 2. Then select the correct option on the metre for what you are measuring.

Step 3. Place the Metre down, press the button and let the reading take place.

Step 4. Once the first reading has been taken, take a second reading to ensure the results are consistent. If the results are inconsistent there may be an issue with the calibration, in which you repeat all steps again.

Contact us.

If Tramex moisture metres are something you want to discuss further or you just want some advice, contact the team at sales@floormart.co.uk and we will be happy to guide you in the right direction. We always recommend speaking to the manufacturer & checking product data sheets before purchasing.

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