Measurement of the superficial moisture on wood

The superficial moisture content of the wood can be measured by a portable equipment that measures the conductivity of the material between two needles (electrodes) that penetrate the surface of the wood in pre-selected points. The presence of excessive moisture is one of the major causes of aesthetic and functional degradation of the timber elements. The monitoring or control of the moisture content allows avoiding or correcting the existing on-site conditions, which eventually may favor the development of biotic agents (beetles, termites, fungi, etc...) which accelerate the degradation of wood.

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