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Damp proofing and timber preservation pumps

Pumps, DPC Pumps, Spray Lances, Hoses, Timber Spraying Pumps

Damp proofing and timber preservation specialists generally use a high pressure electrical pump to inject damp proof courses and to spray timbers with timber preservatives. These damp proofing pumps are used with a range of accessories, including injection rods (DPC Injection, 10mm diameter holes) and spray lances (Timber Preservation and Dry Rot masonry treatment).

Liquid Damp Proof Course Injection (not required for Creams)

Typical Spraying and Injection Pump for high and low pressure injection of damp proof courses

Damp proofing and timber spraying pump

 

Call us on - 01626 331351 - for prices for pumps, reconditioned pumps, spray lances and injection equipment.


Spare Parts for DPC Pumps

The spare parts for maintenance and repair of DPC and Spraying pumps are available ex stock for pumps up to 25 years old - these pumps last a long time with the right care.

Spare parts for Spraying and Injection Pumps

DPC Pump Spares

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Brass Spray Lances for spraying insecticides and fungicides

High quality brass spray lances and extension tubes, adjustable spray nozzles and backspray nozzles are required for treating woodworm and dry rot. The 'backspray' allows injection of spray into hidden spaces behind panels (like staircases) and the flight hole nozzle can be used to inject individual holes.

Spray lances and extensions are needed for spraying timber and treating dry rot.

Spray Lances

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Stainless Steel Hand Pump up Sprayers

Spraying can also be carried out using pump up hand sprayers. These have the advantage, for small jobs, of needing no electricity and being easily portable. They are useful for spraying wood for woodworm or rot treatment, or masonry for dry rot treatment.

 

Stainless steel hand pump sprayers, for woodworm, dry rot and pest control.

Pump up Sprayers - Stainless Steel

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Protimeters

Surveying equipment, including Protimeter Damp Testing equipment, can be purchased directly.

 

Promtimeter Range

 

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How to test damp walls and timber - (don't forget to eliminate the moisture source)

Firstly, check the outside of the building for rainwater penetration - if the walls are absorbing moisture apply a water repellent - UltraProof - check your downpipes and gutters.

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Click here to see a Quick Guide to understanding the readings from a Damp testing Meter - Front Page

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Damp testing meter

A sturdy conductivity meter, ideal for testing masonry (brick, stone, plaster) and timber (skirting boards, floors) to give an indication of 'relative' dampness. Always use meters to compare like materials, never to give absolute moisture readings.

How to test damp walls and timber - general purpose dual scale 'pin' conductivity meter.

 

Damp Meter - calibrated

 

Benefits are as follows;

  1. Pocket sized
  2. As used by the 'professionals'
  3. Battery powered
  4. Direct visual reading

Can also be used to test damp floors and new concrete floors.

(We also sell the Protimeter Range of products, including the Surveymaster. These are Professional instruments, starting at over £100 plus VAT for the basic model.)

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How to detect cold walls and cold spots

Wall temperature gun - the best way to quickly find the cold areas in a building. Compare readings for areas showing no signs of damage and see immediately the extent of the cold - point and click.

Wall and floor Thermometer

Hand held infra red temperature gun in action


Professional Damp Testing Meters - by Protimeter

Protimeter Mini - The Protimeter Mini can be used for making rapid moisture assessments in a wide range of building materials including wood, masonry, drywall, plaster and concrete. The instrument measuring pins are small and sharp which means measurements can be taken at the surface with virtually no mark left behind.

The numerical values represent the actual percent moisture content of wood (%MC) and the wood moisture equivalent (WME) of other materials. The Protimeter Mini can be used to determine if the fabric of a building is in a dry, borderline or damp condition.

When taking readings in awkward positions, the Protimeter Mini can be used with the moisture probe and lead, supplied as standard with the instrument.

The optional Protimeter Hammer Electrode can also be used with the Protimeter Mini for determining moisture gradients in wood.

Optional Deep Wall Probes can be used with Protimeter Mini to measure the moisture level at depth in a wall, irrespective of the surface condition. Deep Wall Probes are very useful accessories when investigating the cause of the moisture problems within buildings.

Protimeter Mini

Protimeter Mini

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How to detect Dry Rot

Dry rot detector - the best way to find 'active' dry rot, or to chart the edges of an attack.

Benefits are as follows;

  1. Change colour to show Dry rot blue to yellow
  2. Only require an 8mm diameter hole
  3. Quick fit and remove to view
  4. Can remain on test indefinitely

Dry rot detector sticks

Dry Rot Sensors

Available in boxes of 8, ready to use


Protimeter Surveymaster - advanced damp tests

Protimeter Surveymaster - The Dual Mode Moisture Meter

The NEW Surveymaster incorporates two modes of operation - search and measure (non-invasive and pin type). Search and measure enable the user to distinguish surface moisture from sub-surface moisture, essential information when trying to establish the extent and cause of a moisture problem.

Surveymaster is a moisture meter that displays the moisture level values on a digital display along side a scale of colour coded lights. This digital moisture meter helps in accurate building material moisture measurement. This combined presentation of moisture measurement helps the user to map the extent of problems and monitor changes in condition precisely and reliably.

Protimeter Surveymaster

 

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Dampness Summary

Mould growth is caused by Condensation forming on the surface or inside the building material

Condensation is caused by high levels of moisture in the air condensing on the coldest surfaces in the room, often at night when the temperature falls

Surfaces will be colder if they are damp - rising and penetrating dampness, blocked wall cavities or lack of them, can all increase dampness

Dampness can be caused by common defects, like blocked gutters overflowing, poor pointing, cracked external render.

Testing wood for moisture content - at over 18-20% wood can begin to rot.

Testing Wood moisture Content

 

For immediate help (in office hours) ring our dedicated team of Experts - David, Angela or Kathy will help to diagnose your dampness problem FREE. Ring them on 01626 331351 or use our special CHECKLIST by clicking here.


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