Moisture Matters Blog

5 Tips for Easy and Effective ASTM F-2170 Testing

ASTM F-2170 is the de facto standard for testing moisture in concrete to predict how the slab will behave over time. This process is regarded as the gold standard for concrete testing by manufacturers around the world—many of whom won’t accept any other testing method ... Read More

Moisture Measurement FAQ: What Are Safe Moisture Levels in Concrete?

A common question for the Delmhorst team is: “What is a safe moisture level for concrete?” Many people who are new to working with concrete (or have picked up a “concrete moisture meter”) and have heard about the negative effects that excess moisture in concrete can ... Read More

5 Steps to Do a Concrete Moisture Test

For any flooring installer and inspector, testing the moisture of concrete can be a pain. Unlike wood or other building materials with a consistent set of physical properties, concrete can have countless different properties from one batch to the next, even when two ... Read More

Delmhorst’s Concrete Moisture Testing at TISE 2018!

Each year, hundreds of exhibitors and tens of thousands of companies from all over the world gather at The International Surface Event (TISE) to learn about the latest developments in the floorcovering, stone, and tile industries. As noted on the TISE website, the expo ... Read More

The Difference Between Moisture Meters for Wood and Concrete Flooring

Moisture is a constant concern for contractors installing any kind of flooring system. However, because of the basic differences between wood and concrete, there are some differences between the moisture meters for wood and concrete flooring. Read More

Do Concrete Moisture Meters Give Quantitative Readings?

To protect their professional reputations and ensure the long-term quality of their work, contractors need quantitative data. Knowing exactly how much moisture is present in construction materials is a must for controlling specific risks that lead to refunds, callbacks ... Read More

Why Concrete Moisture Meters Are NOT a Replacement for ASTM-F-2170

For any contractor working with concrete, the moisture conditions deep in the concrete slab are always a major concern. If there’s too much moisture in a concrete slab, a number of problems can occur, such as: Read More

The Gold Standard for Concrete Moisture Meters

Completing a major construction project can be a very complicated task—especially when it comes to following ASTM standards. Handling poured concrete is a major issue on any such job. If you were to build on concrete before it was ready, you could end up with numerous ... Read More

What You REALLY Should Know About Concrete Moisture Meters

Measuring moisture in concrete is a critical step in ensuring that building foundations are ready for work to continue. If concrete has too much moisture, it can cause problems for other building materials later on. This is why it's important to closely monitor the ... Read More

Ensuring Accurate Readings in Relative Humidity Meters

Thermo-hygrometers, otherwise known as RH meters because they measure the relative humidity of a given area, are an important tool for flooring contractors, restoration specialists, and many other professionals. While the function of these devices is related to ... Read More