Tools and Technology

Tramex Building Moisture Encounter ME5

The ME5 is a moisture detection tool that can detect moisture in building materials. It is a non destructive moisture reader and can detect moisture in materials such as, timber, plasterboard, maronary etc. It helps identify defects like roof leaks, plumbing leaks, rising damp, bathroom and shower leaks, window leaks etc. Termite workings are kept moist by the termites as they need humidity within their tunnels to survive. The ME5 can detect this moisture and helps detect termite activity. Moisture within buildings leads to timber decay, unhealthy living conditions and is conducive to termites. I use this tool on all Pre Purchase, Pre Sale Inspections, Pest Inspections, and when required on other inspections.

Protimeter MMS3

The MMS3 is used as a moisture meter and a hygrometer. It is detects moisture in building materials such as plasterboard, timber, masonry.  I use this tool predominantly as a Hygrometer within houses with subfloors that have moisture issues. A hygometer reads the moisture that is with the air telling me the relative humidity. Subfloors that contain timber building elements should have a long term average of  below 60% relative humidity. Subfloors that are above 60% relative humidity for long periods of time are susceptible to fungal decay and are associated with unhealthy internal living conditions. I use this tool on houses that have damp subfloors and visible mould growth.

Flir E8 Thermal Camera

The E8 thermal camera is used to read surface temperatures of building materials. Different surface temperatures and indicate defects. It helps with identifying moisture and water leaks within buildings, termite activity, missing insulation and  electrical faults. I use the E8 on all Pre Purchase, Pre Sale, pest , Handover inspections and when required on other inspections.

Termatrac T3i

The Termatrac T3i is a moisture and termite movement detector. It is a non destructive moisture reader and can detect moisture in materials such as, timber, plasterboard, maronary etc. It helps identify defects like roof leaks, plumbing leaks, rising damp, bathroom and shower leaks, window leaks etc. Termite workings are kept moist by the termites as they need humidity within their tunnels to survive. The Termatrac can detect this moisture and helps detect termite activity. The termite radar movement sensor can be used to detect movement within timber and behind wall linings. I use the Termatrac T3i on all Pre Purchase, Pre Sale and pest inspections and when required on other inspections.

Topcon RLH4C

The Topcon RLH4C is a laser level. A laser level is used to level and align. I use this tool to check the levelness of concrete and timber flooring systems. I use this tool on Footing inspections and Frame inspections.

Dewalt Self Leveling Cross Line Laser

The Self leveling cross line laser is used to create level and plumb lines. I use this tool to check kitchen cabinetry, floor and wall tiling installation, floor room levelness. I use this tool on Hand over, pre purchase, per sale, and  building inspections when required.