Moisture Matters Blog

Is There Such a Thing as a Concrete Scale for Moisture Meters?

A lot of contractors have to deal with concrete moisture content for one reason or another. Some are checking to make sure that freshly-installed concrete is dry enough to install other flooring systems over it, others may need to make sure that the concrete hasn’t ... Read More

How Can Moisture Meters Help with Property Damage Insurance Claims?

Hurricane season brings with it increased concerns about property damage and homeowner’s insurance. Specifically, concerns like “will the cost of damage from high winds, flooding, and the like be covered?” Read More

Which Moisture Testing Device Should You Carry for Concrete Installers?

If you’re a moisture meter distributor who serves concrete installers, odds are you know how important it is for your customers to be able to accurately measure moisture in concrete. However, you may be surprised to learn that moisture meters—even so-called concrete ... Read More

How to Manually Make Species Corrections for Wood

When you use a wood moisture meter, it is calibrated to provide accurate measurements of moisture content in one specific type of wood. For Delmhorst’s wood moisture meters, the calibration used is for Douglas Fir wood. If used for another species of wood—such as ... Read More

When Are Moisture Meters Useful for Concrete Testing?

There is no such thing as a concrete moisture meter. Because the physical properties of concrete can vary so much from one batch of concrete mix to the next (even when both batches are made by the same company), there is no way to create a universal standard for ... Read More

What’s the Ideal Moisture Level for Soil to Grow Crops?

Irrigation is a constant challenge in the agriculture industry. Under-watered crops can wither and die—wasting all of the time, money, and effort that went into growing them. Over-watering fields can lead to increased soil erosion—not to mention the waste of water. Read More

10 Tips On How to Accurately Measure Moisture in Concrete Buildings

Concrete is a fairly ubiquitous material for construction projects. In homes and most offices, concrete is used for foundations and subfloors—many buildings even use concrete for major load-bearing walls. With concrete being such a common building material, ... Read More

Choosing the Right Moisture Meter Electrode for Your Work

Moisture meter electrodes play a significant role in determining the functionality of a moisture meter. With the right electrode, a moisture meter can read deep into a hay bale, make enough contact with a handful of cotton to get a reading, or go underneath wall trim ... Read More

10 Signs of Moisture Problems in Flooring

Flooring installers and restoration experts alike frequently have to deal with moisture problems in flooring. They have to keep an eye out for the warning signs of moisture problems in flooring. What are the warning signs of flooring moisture problems? And, how can you ... Read More

Rx #7: DIAGNOSING CUSTOMER ISSUES

Every so often, but hopefully not too often, a customer has a complaint. Frequently, moisture content (MC) is the potential issue. So, let’s discuss how to use a moisture meter on many types of finished products to obtain the necessary MC information. Read More