Report number: 43/2016

Title Measuring Moisture Content in Historic Building Materials
Summary This report presents some preliminary results from an ongoing programme of research to gain a better practical understanding of the limitations of various techniques for assessing moisture in historic building materials. This task has become more urgent as a changing climate increases the risk from flooding. The topics considered include: • variation in moisture distribution within historic brick walls. • how this variation may be overcome to provide a useful and repeatable moisture content approximation. • unfamiliar limitations of resistance moisture meters for wood.
Series Research Department Reports
Pages 16
  • McCaig, I
Keywords Assessment ,  Brick Walls ,  Building ,  Building and Landscape Conservation ,  Building Investigation ,  Building Recording ,  Moisture ,  Wood