Expertise and Services

The Institut für Diagnostik und Konservierung an Denkmalen in Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt e.V. (IDK) performes a bunch of several services as well on site as in the laboratory. The results are judged and lead most often to a sound explanation of deterioration cause, the processes and of course to a recommendation about the conservation concept. For analysis not done by the IDK the institute is integrated in a wide network of recommended laboratories.

On site investigation

  • Measurement of room climate and material moisture
  • Infrared-Thermography
  • Drilling resistance at natural stone and mortar
  • Ultrasound Analysis
  • Water uptake by Karsten pipe
  • Digital measurement of fissure development

Investigation in the laboratory

  • Salt analysis
  • Mortar analysis
  • Petrography
  • Binder Analysis
  • Youngs modoulus
  • Depth profile of ultra sound veolcity on drill core
  • Water uptake measurement
  • Thermal and hygric dilatation
  • Water vapor diffusion
  • Sorption isotherm