Moisture Matters Blog

3 Tools Every Craftsman Should Have for Woodworking

Craftsmen can take days or even weeks shaping and assembling custom wood products. The best craftsmen obsess over every detail, making sure that their work is as free of defect as possible. Whether the woodwork product has a practical purpose or is a work of art, ... Read More

Understanding Wood Moisture Content in Under 100 Words

Wood Moisture Content (%MC) is the measure of the amount of water in wood, and is a critical issue when working with any wood materials. Read More

Undeniable Proof that You Need a Moisture Meter for Your Drywall

Here’s a nightmare scenario for homeowners: a slow leak starts in a pipe behind the walls of your home. Each day, a gallon or two of water drips out of the pipe and starts to seep into the insulation, drywall, and other building materials of the home. Read More

Top 3 Professional-Grade Flooring Wood Moisture Meters

In a recent post, we talked about some of the best flooring moisture meters for DIY enthusiasts. But, what about those who need to use moisture meters for professional work? Read More

Using Restoration Moisture Meters to Guarantee Work Quality

No home or business owner wants to deal with the effects of water damage to their structure. Yet, according to statistics cited by waterdamagedefense.com, “14,000 people in the U.S. experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day.” Read More

Using Flooring Moisture Meters to Protect Hardwood Floors

When you’re installing hardwood floors as part of a DIY home renovation project, odds are you want to make sure that the hardwood you’re using is protected. After all, hardwood is a beautiful flooring material, and the highest-quality wood floors can be very expensive. Read More

Quick Tips for Measuring Moisture in Hay

Experienced farmers know that when producing hay, controlling moisture is a must. Too little moisture, and the hay loses nutritive value; too much moisture and hay can combust.  Read More

4 Tips for Measuring Grain Moisture

The consequences of not measuring grain moisture content can end up costing you a lot more than you think. In fact, the moisture in your grain can play a crucial part in its quality, storage, and sale weight. And as these factors contribute heavily to farmers’ overall ... Read More

3 Benefits of Using a Damp Meter for Flooring

Moisture meters, sometimes referred to as damp meters, are immensely useful tools for checking moisture in flooring materials. With a damp meter for flooring, you can accurately assess the moisture content of flooring wood, helping guide your flooring installation ... Read More

Different Kinds of Lumber Moisture Meters for Industrial & Mill Use

Mills and dry kilns deal with lumber every day, taking raw lumber and processing it into useable material for flooring, furniture, and dozens of other uses. For these industrial facilities, controlling moisture in lumber is a critical task, one that directly influences ... Read More