Restoration + Forensic Inspection Tool

W | A Associates outfits their experts with top-of-the-line equipment and technology in order to perform accurate, scientific investigations. Our equipment includes rebar finders, moisture sensors, moisture meters (penetrating and non-penetrating), thermo-hygrometers, laser systems and levels, and distance finders.


Profometer 5

The Profometer reinforcement locator is a lightweight, compact unit for measuring concrete cover, locating rebar and measuring bar diameter quickly, simply, and with complete accuracy. The Profometer works with non-destructive pulse-induction that is largely insensitive to external interferences.

The profometer performs the following functions:

  • Measurement of concrete cover

  • Storage of individual cover values and statistical evaluation

  • Determination of bar diameter

  • Function to show reinforcing bars on the display

  • Function for grey-scale display of concrete cover

  • ScanCar probe carriage with integrated path measuring device for scanning


Fisher M-101 Metal Detector

The Fisher M-101 metal detector was designed specially for finding reinforcing bars and other metal objects embedded in concrete, conduits, PK nails, wiring, wall studs and other metallic objects.



Concrete Rebound Hammer


This easy-to-use instrument provides a quick and simple test for obtaining an immediate indication of concrete strength in various parts of a structure.



Zircon Stud Edge Finder


This stud edge finder uses advanced scanning technology to find metal, studs, and joists behind walls, floors, and ceilings. Exclusive patented SpotLite Pointing System illuminates target edges. AC detection. Deep scan ability up to 1-1/2-inch studs, and 3 inches for metal.



Moisture Encounter Plus Non-Destructive Moisture Meter


This meter is an upgraded version of the world's most popular and successful  non-destructive moisture meter. It measures the moisture content of wood, plaster, drywall, block, brick, roofing and more. Deep signal penetration detects elevated moisture through most covering materials.


Tramex moisture meter TR115


Delmhorst BD- 2100 Pin-Type Moisture Meter


Designed to check moisture levels in wood, concrete, EIFS systems, sheetrock, and other materials; Resistance technology recognized around the world as the most accurate method for measuring moisture.



Delmhorst Moisture Meter with Electrode


Used for flooring and building material such as wood studs, floor joists, and subfloors, as well as concrete, plaster, sheetrock and insulation. The most accurate method for measuring moisture 6%-40%.



Wagner Moisture Meter


Uses electromagnetic wave technology. Pinless design. Measures to 3/4-inch depth. Measures 5 to 30% moisture. The compact portable size allows the user to check boards top to bottom in just seconds.



Wet Wall Detector

Non destructive moisture detector for exterior insulation and finish systems.
The detection, evaluation and accurate locating of excess moisture in substrate beneath exterior insulation finish systems can be difficult, costly and time consuming and can involve the inspector making a large number of holes in the EIF system. With this in mind, Tramex has developed a new, non-destructive, moisture meter, the Wet Wall Detector.

The Wet Wall Detector has been specially developed for the detection, location, and tracking of excess moisture within and behind EIF systems. This electronic instrument will read through fibre reinforced lamina and exterior insulation to locate and evaluate excess moisture that may be present in the sheathing substrate and wood stud.



Pacific Laser Systems PLS1 Distance Measuring Tool


Take critical layout measurements accurately with the press of a button. Measures the square & cubic footage of rooms, the top of an arch and more.



Leica Disto Laser Distancemeter

Leica DISTO™ is an innovative hand-held laser meter for fast and easy distance measurements of length, squares and volumes with the press of a button.



Auto-Set Level

Suitable for almost all liquids and granular materials. Detects presence or absence of material by measuring electrical “capacitance” in the vessel.


Avongard Crack Monitor

The Avongard Crack Monitor is an effective gauge to measure the movement of cracks in brick, concrete, or masonry structures.



Electrotherm  Digital Thermometer

The Electrotherm digital thermometer is portable, lightweight, and offers a wide temperature range of -40° to +300°F (-40° to + 100°C) with 0.1°F resolution and a system accuracy of +0.2°F or +0.2% of reading. LCD displays both °F and °C.


Height meter and clinometers

Suunto height meters are instruments for measuring the heights, especially the height of trees, with great accuracy and speed. The height meters can also be used to determine the angle of a gradient.

Suunto hand-held clinometers are precision instruments used all over the world by surveyors, engineers, cartographers, geologists, miners and architects and many others to measure heights, vertical angles and slopes quickly and easily

Pacific Laser Systems PLS5

The PLS5 is a self-leveling, detectable laser kit including carrying case, wall bracket, detector and grade rod bracket.




The Robolaser RT-7210-1 is like having a 200' level on the job site. It is a remote controlled, wireless, rotary (motor driven), self-leveling system that ensures accuracy of ±1/8" at 100 feet. It reduces labor by up to 75% versus conventional leveling methods.

The Radio Frequency Remote Control allows for non-directional, unobstructed operation of all the laser functions anywhere on a cluttered jobsite. No line of sight required. The remote control allows for one-man operation of the laser system from the point of application, saving time and labor.



Stanley Compulevel

The Stanley Compulevel is a precision elevation measurement system that's built job tough and water resistant. Elevations can even be taken around corners, 40 feet in the air, or up to 200 feet across the ground in one set-up. It's ideal for layout work, grading, foundations, walls, etc.