Karsten Tube Penetration Test
Measures degree of water penetration into building materials
The TQC karsten tube penetration test is a simple test for measuring the degree of water penetration into building materials such as concrete, stone and plaster. The test consists of a glass tube filled with water, bonded to the test material with plastiline. Water pressure is then exerted on the surface. A graduated scale indicates over time, the amount of water penetrated into the surface.
Supplied as complete set containing 3 tubes for horizontal surfaces, 3 tubes for vertical surfaces, a water bottle, marker and putty to place the tubes leak-tight on the surface.