Thermal camera

Thermal cameras are used in damp surveys because they offer a non-invasive and efficient way to detect and visualise differences in surface temperatures, indicating the presence of dampness or moisture within a building's structure. 

Damp areas in walls, floors, or ceilings tend to be cooler than their dry counterparts because evaporation cools the surface. A thermal camera can easily detect these temperature differences, revealing the extent and distribution of dampness.

Thermal cameras can also help identify damp issues not visible to the naked eye, such as moisture beneath surface materials or in hard-to-reach areas.

Thermal imaging allows surveyors to identify potential issues without physically altering or damaging the building’s fabric. This is especially important in the initial stages of investigation or in buildings where conservation is a priority.

The FLIR One Pro thermal cameras we use, provide measurement accuracy of ‎+/- 3°C or +/- 5% and outstanding thermal resolution to highlight dampness issues. The camera uses multispectral dynamic imaging, or MSX technology, and embosses a visible image over a thermal one. The result is a better, crisper image, which helps improve overall quality and readability.