Moisture Matters Blog

Verifying Building Inspections with Wood Moisture Meters

A complete building inspection is a painstaking process that requires the inspector to be both accurate and thorough. Any missed issues in the structure—such as leaks, damaged flooring, mold, or pest infestations—can create complaints or even damage the inspector’s ... Read More

Preparing Crops for Long-Term Storage with a Grain Moisture Tester

Grain crops are often held in storage for extremely long periods of time. Before they can be stored, these crops have to be dried to prevent spoilage. However, over-drying grains can also have an impact on their nutritional value and your profits at the time of ... Read More

How to Accurately Measure RH with a Humidity Gauge

The relative humidity (RH) in a given area can be an important bit of information for a number of reasons. For restoration experts, relative humidity can be used to determine progress for dry-out. Flooring installers can use RH to determine what the equilibrium ... Read More

Ensuring Completeness in Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration experts have to be incredibly thorough in their efforts to remove water-compromised materials from a structure. Likewise, they have to be careful that the structure is completely free of excess moisture and moisture intrusion sources before ... Read More

Why Flooring Installers and Inspectors Use Moisture Meters for Wood

When installing wood flooring, moisture is a constant concern. This is because wood is a hygroscopic material—it will gain or lose moisture until it reaches equilibrium with the surrounding air’s humidity and temperature. Read More

What’s the Difference Between Measuring Moisture in Hay vs. Grain?

Some users often ask “why isn’t there a single be-all, end-all device for measuring moisture in hay, grain and other crops?” The short answer is that there are a lot of differences in the different crops grown by farmers that make it difficult to create a universal ... Read More

Testing Gyp-Crete Construction Flooring with Drywall Moisture Meters

Gyp-Crete, a mixture of sand and gypsum that is named after concrete, is an incredibly versatile construction flooring material that is popular for multi-family homes and office buildings. Two of the reasons that Gyp-Crete is so popular for these kind of structures ... Read More

Do Concrete Moisture Meters Give Quantitative Readings?

To protect their professional reputations and ensure the long-term quality of their work, contractors need quantitative data. Knowing exactly how much moisture is present in construction materials is a must for controlling specific risks that lead to refunds, callbacks ... Read More

What Does It Mean to Be a Moisture Meter Distributor for Delmhorst?

Being a moisture meter distributor for Delmhorst might offer you benefits than being a distributor for other moisture meter manufacturers. “What does it mean to be a Delmhorst distributor,” you ask? Read More

Reduce Risks During Harvest Season with a Moisture Meter

Farmers have numerous challenges to deal with during the harvest season. Whether you grow hay, grain, or one of a thousand other crops, harvest time is the culmination of your efforts. But, it’s also one of the riskiest times for your crops. Read More