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

Using Relative Humidity Sensors in Restoration Work

Doing water damage restoration work right takes a lot of time and effort. If a restoration job isn't done with absolute thoroughness, it can result in callbacks and a loss of reputation. In a recent post, we talked about how you can use moisture meters for restoration ... Read More

Do Concrete Moisture Meters Exist?

If you’re installing concrete as a do-it-yourself project, there are a lot of things that you have to be careful of. Improperly-installed concrete can spall, crack, or develop any number of other problems. Read More

Measuring Moisture: Answers to 3 Top Thermo-Hygrometer FAQs

Here on the Delmhorst blog, we frequently talk about the benefits of moisture meters, those devices that can take a moisture content reading in different building materials. Read More

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

4 Reasons to Use a Digital Moisture Meter

For decades, moisture meters have been used by professionals in the farming, restoration, woodworking, and flooring industries to check the moisture content (%MC) of the materials they work with. Read More

How Moisture Meters Help Ensure a Sound Structure in Construction

Construction crews have a very demanding job. Not only is there a lot of heavy lifting, tight deadlines, and specialized tools required for a successful job, there are an enormous amount of building codes and guidelines that construction workers need to follow. Read More

What is Equilibrium Moisture Content, and Why is it Important?

In many different industries that involve the use of wood or other hygroscopic materials, you might hear the term “EMC” mentioned from time to time. While industry veterans are intimately familiar with this term, to those who are new to the woodworking, flooring, or ... Read More

2 Thermo-Hygrometers for Your Restoration Project

Especially during summertime and storm season, rain-filled days are likely to increase and moisture has the potential to greatly affect the integrity of both commercial and residential properties. And this damage doesn’t only compromise the security of the building, ... Read More

Flooring Issues & How Moisture Meters Can Solve Them

As a flooring contractor or a restoration specialist, you know that flooring installation can become a tough task with all of the protocols and safety precautions that you have to keep in mind. However, when you’ve finished a project, your clients will be appreciative ... Read More