Monitoring system for damp and water ingress in timber components
Wood is a traditional material with a long history and at the same time is extremely modern. It offers a wide range of processing options, creates a comfortable indoor climate and is an integral part of modern architecture. However, moisture ingress and water damage can quickly turn the timber construction into a nightmare. Condensation, leaks, waterlogging and water penetration can cause serious damage to buildings and other wooden structures. In most cases, such moisture and water ingress is only noticed when the wooden components are already severely damaged and have to be replaced at great expense. With the innovative Monitorix® moisture monitoring system from SIHGA®, such damage can be detected at an early stage and costly remedial measures can be avoided.
The moisture monitoring system can be integrated during the construction phase or retrofitted during renovation work. It independently monitors the moisture content of the roof, walls and floor, allowing rapid action to be taken if necessary to prevent widespread damage. Rotten wood and mould are now a thing of the past in timber construction/massiv construction.
Digital timber protection from SIHGA®: How it works
In addition to classic structural wood protection, SIHGA® is now unveiling the new digital timber protection solution as an early warning system. It consists of sensors, humidity and temperature sensors, cabling and a terminal. The sensor tracks are laid in the building and continuously monitor the moisture content in the roof, walls and floor. The measured values are then evaluated in the terminal and transmitted in real time. The current status is always visible via a traffic light system, which enables immediate reaction in the event of damage.
Due to the integrated sensors, both the spatial location and the time of water ingress can be reported in the event of damage. With the innovative Monitorix® system from SIHGA®, current and historical measured values can thus be called up and the evaluations are accessible online at any time.
The building is thus protected from damage due to undetected water ingress directly after commissioning and throughout the entire period of use. The discreet measurement system can be integrated not only into new builds, but also subsequently and in a straightforward manner into renovation projects.
Moisture monitoring refers to the regular and continuous measurement and monitoring of the moisture content in buildings or other constructions made of wood. Sensors and measuring devices are used for monitoring in order to record moisture levels and to detect possible damage due to moisture or water ingress at an early stage.
The Monitorix® moisture monitoring system is an automated and permanent moisture monitoring system for flexible use in roofs, walls, ceilings, façades, wet rooms, skirting boards and window connections - in fact, wherever moisture damage can occur.
With its Monitorix® moisture monitoring system, SIHGA® has developed an intelligent early warning system that offers many advantages:
- The long-term durability and safety of wooden buildings is increased.
- Contributes to maintaining the value of the property.
- Moisture damage can be detected at an early stage.
- Expensive renovation measures can be avoided.
- The planning and dimensioning are carried out free of charge by SIHGA®.
- Provides solid legal cover and enables insurance benefits in the form of lower premiums and discounts, as damage can be precisely located and attributed.