Delmhorst’s Pin and Pinless Moisture Meters for Construction and Building Industry

Posted by Tom Laurenzi on Jun 3, 2024 12:36:27 PM

Delmhorst is a pioneer in moisture measurement. The company offers a comprehensive range of pin and pinless moisture meters to meet industry professionals’ needs. With steadfast precision and reliability, these innovative solutions empower the building trades, water damage technicians, and woodworking / lumber personnel to manage moisture-related challenges successfully.

This article will delve into the features, applications, and benefits of pin, pinless, and combination moisture meters.


TotalCheck: Combining Pin and Pinless Moisture Meters


If you're looking for a reliable and efficient moisture meter for your construction projects, Delmhorst's TotalCheck is the perfect solution. This cutting-edge 3-in-1 moisture meter is equipped with pin and pinless capabilities, making it an all-in-one solution that can cater to your varied moisture assessment requirements. TotalCheck also functions as a thermo-hygrometer, with a removable relative humidity (RH) sensor that measures ambient temperature and relative humidity. It can also calculate the dew point and grains per pound (GPP).

TotalCheck also conforms to the ASTM F-2170 standard for determining RH in a concrete slab using in-situ probes, making it an ideal tool for both the resilient and hardwood flooring inspector. 

Pin Mode: The TotalCheck moisture meter can measure moisture in a wide range of materials. It uses electrical resistance to deliver accurate moisture content readings for wood materials, ranging from 5% to 30%, with relative readings between 30% and 60%. TotalCheck provides built-in corrections for 69 different wood species, and temperature compensation to ensure accuracy.

This moisture meter isn't just limited to wood materials. It has a dedicated drywall scale, ranging from 0.1% to 6%, and a numerical reference scale from 0 to 100, making it versatile enough to measure moisture levels in non-wood building materials.

Pinless Mode: TotalCheck’s pinless mode is a companion function to pin mode that uses RF scanning technology to detect moisture without damaging the surface. This non-invasive approach provides a quick and efficient way to assess moisture without invasive probes.

Thermo-hygrometer: TotalCheck measures more than just moisture, as it incorporates the functionality of a thermo-hygrometer with a relative humidity/temperature sensor. Professionals can analyze environmental conditions by monitoring temperature, humidity, dew point, and GPP, detecting and preventing moisture-related issues.

Data Analysis: TotalCheck's software simplifies organizing readings by job and enables straightforward data management, storing 1400 readings with date and time stamps. Users can download stored data and generate detailed Excel reports using optional software, streamlining documentation and enhancing record-keeping.


ProScan: The Non-Invasive Powerhouse


Delmhorst's ProScan moisture meter is the perfect choice for professionals seeking a dedicated pinless solution. Using advanced RF technology, ProScan scans materials without damaging them. Stand-out features include:

Fast and Accurate: ProScan is a non-invasive tool that helps professionals quickly scan large surface areas and identify moisture problems. It features a built-in species correction that covers the specific gravity range of 0.30 to 0.80. This ensures accurate moisture content measurements across different wood species.

User-Friendly Interface and Functionality: ProScan is a compact, lightweight pinless handheld moisture meter, with an easy-to-read digital display. An adjustable alarm feature ensures timely intervention and proactive moisture management when a pre-selected moisture level is reached.

Versatility: ProScan is versatile enough to handle a wide range of building materials, not just wood. The 0 to 100 reference scale provides a reliable way to assess moisture levels in hygroscopic, non-wood substrates.


BDX and JX Moisture Meters - New Navigator® Series


Delmhorst's BDX and JX lines of moisture meters demonstrate the company's commitment to meeting the pin meter needs of the building trades industry.

BDX Series: Rugged and Reliable

BDX series moisture meters are the ultimate solution for construction professionals who demand accurate and reliable pin moisture measurements. This rugged meter is built to withstand the toughest conditions, providing reliable performance at all times. BDX series moisture meters offer advanced features including data acquisition and transfer,  and  corrections for common building materials. This helps professionals make informed decisions based on accurate moisture measurements. Whether you're a contractor, builder, or inspector, BDX series moisture meters are the perfect moisture measurement tool.

JX Series: Precision and Versatility

The JX series offers a versatile solution for moisture measurement across the sawmill, kiln-drying, and woodworking industries. Its user-friendly interface and intuitive operation make it easy for professionals to assess moisture levels quickly and efficiently.

The EDGE™ App

The EDGE™ app allows users to customize any Delmhorst Bluetooth®-equipped meter to best suit their needs. This includes tailoring the available species presets to your most common materials, customizing LED and alarm thresholds, storage of an unlimited number of readings, and the ability to transfer data from any location. Both the BDX-30 and the JX-30 are compatible with the app to provide virtually unparalleled functionality, connectivity, and ease of use.


Applications in Construction


The construction industry presents a host of moisture-related challenges. These challenges range from ensuring the quality of building materials to preventing structural damage and maintaining project timelines. Delmhorst's pin and pinless moisture meters are invaluable tools in addressing these challenges. The Delmhorst range of moisture meters provides professionals with insights to make informed decisions and implement proactive moisture management strategies. Here are the top applications of these moisture meters in the construction industry:

Wood Moisture Assessment

Delmhorst's moisture meters are widely used to assess moisture content in wood. Obtaining accurate moisture measurements is especially important when framing lumber, installing flooring, or constructing cabinets. The TotalCheck's pin mode provides highly reliable moisture readings with species-specific corrections and temperature compensation. Professionals can prevent long-term damage to wooden components by identifying potential issues before they escalate.

Drywall and Insulation Inspection

It is possible for moisture intrusion to compromise the performance of drywall and insulation, resulting in mold growth, structural deterioration, and health risks. TotalCheck's dedicated drywall scale and ProScan's non-invasive scanning capabilities make it easy to identify moisture-affected areas. Early moisture detection allows for timely remediation and prevents further damage.

Concrete Moisture Evaluation

Excessive moisture in concrete slabs can lead to flooring failures, compromising the integrity of the installation and leading to costly repairs. The TotalCheck's thermo-hygrometer, when used in compliance with the ASTM F2170 standard, provides valuable insights into the relative humidity within concrete slabs, enabling professionals to make informed decisions for flooring installation projects.

Quality Control and Structural Integrity

In addition to material assessments, Delmhorst's moisture meters play an important role in quality control and structural integrity. Monitoring moisture regularly helps identify moisture issues early, allowing for proactive measures. Proactive measures minimize delays and ensure that project timelines are met.

Integration with Building Processes: Seamless and Efficient

Delmhorst's pin and pinless moisture meters are designed to seamlessly integrate into existing construction processes, providing a comprehensive moisture management solution that streamlines workflows and enhances efficiency.

On-Site Inspections and Assessments

Whether conducting pre-construction assessments, monitoring ongoing projects, or performing final inspections, Delmhorst's moisture meters offer a convenient and reliable solution for on-site moisture measurements. Their compact, portable design and user-friendly interfaces ensure that professionals can quickly and accurately assess moisture levels without disrupting workflow.

Moisture Mapping and Documentation

Professionals can generate detailed moisture maps and create comprehensive documentation with Delmhorst's moisture meters and optional PC/KIT software. This facilitates effective stakeholder communication and provides valuable records for future reference and potential litigation.

Integration with Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows seamlessly integrate with Delmhorst's moisture meters as the construction industry embraces digital transformation. BIM models can incorporate moisture data easily when imported directly from meters. This enables more informed decisions and proactive moisture management.


Durability and Reliability: Built for the Construction Environment


Construction sites are notoriously harsh environments exposing workers to dust and other elements. Delmhorst's moisture meters are engineered to meet these demanding conditions and to ensure reliable performance and longevity.

Rugged Construction

ProScan and TotalCheck meters are built to withstand the rigors of construction sites. They are durable, impact-resistant, and can withstand accidental drops, bumps, and exposure to harsh environments without compromising performance.

Environmental Resistance

Delmhorst's moisture meters can operate in a wide range of environmental conditions, providing accurate and reliable measurements regardless of environmental conditions. As a result, the device is versatile and doesn't require specialized equipment or frequent calibration, leading to higher productivity and efficiency.

Ease of Maintenance and Calibration

Delmhorst's moisture meters are designed for easy maintenance and calibration to ensure long-term performance. Moisture meter battery replacement, cleaning, and calibration checks can all be done on-site, minimizing downtime and ensuring availability at all times.

User-Friendly Design: Empowering Construction Professionals

Delmhorst understands that construction professionals operate in time-sensitive and demanding environments requiring ease of use and intuitive operation. Therefore, their pin and pinless moisture meters are designed with an emphasis on user-friendliness, making them accessible to professionals of all skill levels.

Intuitive Interfaces and Displays

Professionals can quickly and accurately interpret moisture measurements with TotalCheck and ProScan thanks to intuitive interfaces and easy-to-read displays. The presentation of clear and concise information combined with intuitive navigation minimizes the learning curve and allows efficient use of the system.

Ergonomic Grip and Portability

Featuring comfortable grips and lightweight construction, Delmhorst's moisture meters are designed with ergonomics in mind. In addition to reducing user fatigue during extended use, this also improves portability, allowing professionals to transport and use these meters anywhere.

Comprehensive Training and Support

As part of Delmhorst's commitment to providing the best possible experience to our users, we offer extensive user manuals and dedicated customer support channels. In this way, industry professionals have the guidance and assistance required to use their moisture meters to their full extent.


Customer Testimonials: Real-World Success Stories


Thanks to their proven performance and reliability in real-world scenarios, Delmhorst's pin and pinless moisture meters have won widespread praise from construction professionals across various disciplines. Here are a few notes from customers highlighting the impact of these innovative solutions:

John D., a flooring installer, describes TotalCheck as a game-changer. Its pin and pinless modes enable quick moisture assessment in wood and concrete, ensuring precise installations. Additionally, the data logging feature simplifies documentation.

Sarah M., a building inspector, highlights how the ProScan has transformed the moisture inspection process during inspections. Its non-invasive scanning quickly identifies moisture hot spots without material damage, saving countless hours and enabling proactive issue resolution.

Michael T., a construction manager, praises Delmhorst's BDX moisture meter as a reliable companion on their construction sites. Its rugged build and accurate measurements maintain quality control and project integrity. The temperature compensation feature ensures consistent results in any environment.

Testimonials like these illustrate how Delmhorst's moisture meters perform in the construction industry, showcasing their efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability.

Delmhorst's innovative pin and pinless moisture meters, including TotalCheck, ProScan, and the BDX and JX series, offer comprehensive solutions tailored to the specific needs of industry professionals.

The advanced technology, user-friendly design, and commitment to precision and reliability of Delmhorst's moisture meters make them an ideal tool for construction professionals. They provide the insights to proactively manage moisture, quality control, and timely decision-making when assessing wood, drywall, concrete, or other building materials.

Delmhorst's pin and pinless moisture meters streamline workflows and integrate seamlessly into existing construction processes, offering robust data logging and reporting capabilities. And the company’s experts stand ready to support professionals in achieving excellence in the construction industry. By ensuring each project is executed to the highest quality and durability standards, Delmhorst is driving the industry toward the forefront of digital transformation.

When accuracy is the point, contact a Delmhorst specialist for your moisture meter needs!

Topics: Moisture Meter