For the isotope analyses of water, a sample volume of 2-4 ml, filled into glass- or PET-bottles, is sufficient.
The recovery of damage-caused water can be done from material samples as well. If it is not possible to obtain water samples directly, because the moisture is bound in components or building materials, we can provide the necessary equipment. For this purpose, prepared silica gel is filled into plastic tubes and sent to you in an airtight packaging.
These absorber tubes are then inserted into boreholes in the building material or the component – for example a masonry - and sealed airtight. After approximately 10-14 days, the silica gel has generally absorbed sufficient moisture so that the absorber tubes - again sealed airtight - can be sent to us to recover the absorbed water for the analysis.