Moisture Matters Blog

Tom Laurenzi

Recent Posts

What Moisture Content is Safe for Your Building Materials

One of the most frequently asked questions the Delmhorst team fields about moisture content (%MC) and moisture measurement is: “What’s a safe moisture content for X?” where “X” is whatever type of building material the person is preparing to test. Read More

How to Control Moisture Content in Hay Bales

As any experienced hay producer knows, the moisture content (%MC) of hay needs to be strictly controlled. With too little moisture, hay becomes brittle, loses nutritional value, and is unpalatable for livestock. With too much moisture, hay can spoil while baled hay can ... Read More

6 Mistakes That Lead to Bad Moisture Testing

There are many people who need to conduct moisture testing for a variety of reasons. For example, farmers use soil moisture meters to check the available moisture of their soil to manage their irrigation (helping to improve crop yield and quality). Water damage ... Read More

The 4 Worst Sources of Moisture Intrusion in Winter

Moisture intrusion is a year-round issue. And, for those who need to ask: “What is moisture intrusion?” a simple moisture intrusion definition is that it is the presence of unsafe amounts of moisture in a structure that could cause accidents, damage to building ... Read More

How to Measure Moisture in Drywall

In a moisture-compromised structure, drywall is especially susceptible to damage from exposure to moisture. This is because gypsum, the material drywall is made of, is very sensitive to moisture. Drywall that has been allowed to get too wet can experience numerous ... Read More

How to Minimize Soil Moisture Loss During Winter

It’s easy for the layman to forget about issues such as maintaining soil moisture in the winter, as many crops are harvested before the winter begins. However, agriculture specialists know that maintaining the moisture content of their soil at a healthy level ... Read More

Top 5 Moisture Meters of the Year

With the passing of the old year and the start of the new, now is the perfect time for reflecting on the events of the last 12 months. Since Delmhorst is a moisture meter company, it might be a good idea for us to reflect on the moisture meters we make, and create a ... Read More

What Moisture Meter Works Best for Winter Restoration

Cold winter temperatures can have an adverse effect on some moisture meters during the winter. Usually, though, the impact of cold temperatures on a moisture meter’s readings are minimal—unless those temperatures are in the freezing zone. This is because high or low ... Read More

Can Becoming a Delmhorst Distributor Improve Your Business in 2019?

With 2018 drawing to a close and a new year ahead, it’s a good time for businesses that supply customers in the construction, flooring, and wood manufacturing industries to think about how they can improve their business for the new year. One way to boost business for ... Read More

How to Store and Re-Dry Your Electrode

Moisture meter electrodes can be a critical tool for getting the most use out of your moisture meters. These specialized probes can be incredibly varied depending on their specific application, taking many different shapes and sizes adapted to specific use conditions. Read More