Stormdry Masonry Absorption Test Kit
The Stormdry Masonry Gauge can be purchased individually or as part of the Stormdry Test Kit. The test kit contains four Stormdry gauges together with mastic adhesive and a water bottle. A sample tube of Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream and a brush are also included.
To use the Stormdry Masonry Gauge, simply fix it to a masonry surface using the supplied mastic adhesive, then fill it with water to the “zero” mark. The water will then begin to penetrate into the substrate. Record the level of water remaining inside of the gauge at regular intervals by plotting the readings onto a blank masonry absorption graph (can be found above at “Datasheet & Downloads”). This experiment can be repeated elsewhere on the wall to increase the accuracy of the results.
Detailed usage guidelines for the Stormdry Masonry Gauge can be downloaded free of charge in PDF format by clicking on the ‘Datasheet & Downloads’ above this information.
Other Stromdry Accessories
Stormdry Masonry Absorption Gauge – Stormdry Masonry Absorption Gauge (also known as Karsten Tubes or Rilem Tubes) provide a simple method of comparing the absorption characteristics of different sections of masonry (e.g. bricks, stone, mortar, brick mortar interface, etc…). This information can then be used to help determine possible moiture penetration pathways through a wall that is suffering from rain penetration (penetrating damp).
The Stormdry Gauge is fixed to the wall using a suitable mastic adhesive. It is then filled with water and observed. The time taken for the level of water in the tube to drop indicates the degree of absorbency of the test area.