The Resistometer is another important piece of equipment that can measure the structural integrity of timber by drilling a 1mm bit into a timber section while measuring its resistance leaving virtually no evidence of interference. While a piece of timber may be visually contaminated with either Wet Rot or by mycelium of Dry Rot – the Resistometer will give a structural analysis of the timber element perhaps revealing that while there may be damage on the surface the majority of the timber section may in fact be sound. This methodology has in many cases proved invaluable in saving important building fabric that would otherwise have been lost.
The IML Resistograph F-series is driven by a cordless drill and therefore ideal for difficult operating conditions. The measurement profile is recorded simultaneously to the drilling depth on a wax paper strip. The IML Resistograph F-series is also available with an electronic data acquisition unit (Bluetooth electronic unit).
- Flexible in difficult environments
- Driven by a cordless drill
- Record of the measurement graph on a weatherproof wax paper strip
- Options include a Bluetooth electronic unit and IML software