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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

Using Flooring Moisture Meters to Protect Hardwood Floors

When you’re installing hardwood floors as part of a DIY home renovation project, odds are you want to make sure that the hardwood you’re using is protected. After all, hardwood is a beautiful flooring material, and the highest-quality wood floors can be very expensive. Read More

3 Benefits of Using a Damp Meter for Flooring

Moisture meters, sometimes referred to as damp meters, are immensely useful tools for checking moisture in flooring materials. With a damp meter for flooring, you can accurately assess the moisture content of flooring wood, helping guide your flooring installation ... Read More

Different Kinds of Lumber Moisture Meters for Industrial & Mill Use

Mills and dry kilns deal with lumber every day, taking raw lumber and processing it into useable material for flooring, furniture, and dozens of other uses. For these industrial facilities, controlling moisture in lumber is a critical task, one that directly influences ... Read More

Best Flooring Moisture Meters for DIY Projects

Many Americans enjoy installing their own hardwood floors as a special DIY project. Not only can doing the installation of a floor save you a lot of money on installation, the sense of accomplishment and pride that comes from looking at a well-done flooring job can be ... Read More

4 Tips for Measuring Humidity in Hardwood Floors

Recently, we made a post about how to measure moisture in wood for DIY enthusiasts. Today, let’s dig a little deeper into the practice with a few tips that DIY enthusiasts can use for measuring humidity in hardwood floors. Read More

Measuring Relative Humidity for Wood Flooring Installers

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What are the Different Moisture Meter Readings Scales Used for?

For many professionals, moisture meters are a must-have tool for their work. From the farmer who tests the available moisture in soil for irrigation, to the flooring contractor testing the moisture in wood flooring to make sure that it is not going to cup, warp or ... Read More

Do Concrete Moisture Meters Exist?

If you’re installing concrete as a do-it-yourself project, there are a lot of things that you have to be careful of. Improperly-installed concrete can spall, crack, or develop any number of other problems. Read More

Is Your Moisture Meter Calibrated? Here's How To Check

A properly calibrated moisture meter is an essential tool for professionals in a variety of industries: farmers storing hay, home inspectors, restoration professionals and many others. Readings that are off by just a few percentage points can cause serious problems, so ... Read More