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

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

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

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

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