Moisture Matters Blog

What is ASTM-F-2170, and How do Concrete RH Sensors Figure into it?

Odds are that, if you’re a flooring contractor or inspector, you’re already familiar with the ASTM-F-2170 standard for measuring moisture in concrete. This testing method for concrete has been the industry standard for years now, allowing flooring specialists to ... Read More

Solve Common Concrete Problems with Moisture Meters

So you’re working on your next construction or restoration project when you encounter an issue with the main material that you’re working with — concrete. It’s the moisture. Unfortunately, you’re not alone when it comes to experiencing issues with concrete moisture ... Read More

Moisture Testing: How to Care for Your Thermo-Hygrometer

Thermo-hygrometers, or relative humidity (RH) meters, are powerful instruments used on large construction materials like concrete to measure the presence of moisture. By measuring RH and temperature, thermo-hygrometers enable contractors and craftsmen to know when a ... Read More

How Moisture Meters Help Flood Insurance Claims

Should water infiltrate your property during a flood, having a moisture meter on hand plays an essential role in identifying the amount of damage and penetration within the structure. Moisture meters help property owners file in-depth insurance claims which detail the ... Read More

Accuracy Tips For Measuring RH In Concrete Floors

Whenever there’s a discussion about measuring relative humidity (%RH) in concrete floors, the question of accuracy is often brought up. It’s always wise to get accurate moisture readings as there are many reasons for measuring RH, including: Read More

Moisture & Concrete: What's The Relationship?

While all types of concrete structures contain moisture, too much of it or an uneven distribution can cause issues in both subfloor and exposed concrete flooring. While the concrete can easily provide a strong foundation for flooring, excess moisture can create ... Read More

5 Reasons Why Contractors Use Moisture Meters

Contractors have many responsibilities in their job. Making sure that every detail of their work is completed without complications is a huge part of what separates top-rank contractors from the rest. To make sure that the installation of many different building ... Read More

How to Install an RH Sensor in Concrete

Recently, we talked about the importance of following the ASTM-F-2170 standard when installing concrete flooring. In that post, we discussed the consequences of attempting to build on concrete that isn’t quite ready, including damage to the newly-installed materials ... Read More

The Importance of Accurate RH Measurements in Concrete

For any flooring contractor, following the ASTM-F-2170 standard for concrete is important. By adhering to this standard for construction on concrete, you can protect your work, and thus your reputation as a contractor. Read More

Pin or Pinless Moisture Meters: Which Kind is Best for You?

For many professionals, measuring moisture in various materials is an everyday part of the job. From wood, to concrete, to drywall, to hay and even soil, the materials that are tested with moisture meters are numerous. To these professionals, picking the right moisture ... Read More