What is a Moisture Probe Survey?

Today, we’re diving into the world of roof maintenance to explore a crucial topic, moisture probe roof surveys.

As your trusted roof refurbishment contractor, we understand the importance of keeping your roof in top condition.

Whether you’re a homeowner, property manager, or business owner, understanding this vital aspect of roof maintenance can help you make informed decisions to protect your investment. Let’s get started!

So, what is a moisture probe survey?

A moisture probe survey, also known as a moisture mapping survey or moisture detection survey, is a type of inspection conducted on roofing systems to assess the presence and extent of moisture within the roof’s structure.

During a moisture probe survey, specialised equipment like moisture metres or probes are used to measure the moisture content of various roofing materials, including insulation, decking, and membranes.

Moisture probing is a top choice among our roof surveys at NWIR. Our straightforward diagnostic targets areas of your roof that might be leaking. After marking these spots with survey paint, we create a CAD drawing to plan out repairs effectively, using the moisture probe to test these areas.

Why are moisture probe surveys important?

Moisture probe surveys are essential for maintaining a healthy, strong roof and minimising repair expenses. Moisture probe roof surveys are important for several reasons, including:

  • They help detect moisture issues early, preventing problems like mould growth and structural damage.
  • Moisture probe surveys aid in avoiding costly repairs by addressing issues promptly.
  • They preserve the integrity of roofing materials, ensuring the roof remains structurally sound.
  • They protect indoor air quality by preventing mould and mildew growth.
  • They also facilitate long-term maintenance planning, extending the roof’s lifespan and performance.

What does a moisture probe survey entail?

The process entails inserting probes or sensors into strategic locations within the roofing materials to measure moisture levels. These measurements are instrumental in pinpointing areas of moisture infiltration, leaks, or water damage that may not be apparent visually.

By placing a moisture probe into a small core of your roof, we generate a comprehensive scan of the entire roof, revealing areas in need of repair. This detailed assessment allows us to identify specific areas requiring attention, potentially saving you from the costly prospect of replacing the entire roof.

At NWIR, the moisture probe survey process is as follows:

  • A moisture probe will be inserted into a small core of the roof area to assess moisture levels.
  • Multiple random areas across the roof covering will undergo the same testing process.
  • Any defective roof areas will be identified, marked with survey paint on the roof’s surface, and plotted on a CAD drawing for repair preparation.

What are the benefits of a moisture probe roof survey?

Moisture probe roof surveys are useful for identifying hidden moisture within the roof system, which can lead to issues such as mould growth, structural deterioration, and compromised insulation efficiency.

By pinpointing areas of concern, property owners and roofing contractors can take appropriate remedial action to address moisture problems and prevent further damage to the roof and underlying structure.

Using moisture probe roof diagnostics can help you avoid having to replace the entire roof, saving your business money and time. If only certain areas need fixing, we’ll only repair those parts, making sure you’re never charged more than needed.

Choose NWIR for your surveys, maintenance & repairs

Our skilled consultants perform quick and non-disruptive evaluations of your business’s roof, providing you with a complimentary and transparent estimate for any repairs or maintenance needed.

Wherever your business is located and whatever industry you’re in, we offer roof surveys all over the UK. Let go of worries, keep your business safe, and let us take care of another task for you.

So for your free site survey or if you’d like to know more about moisture probing, contact us today or call us on 0800 046 1500.