Moisture Matters Blog

How to Measure the Moisture Content of Wood for DIY Projects

If you’re an intrepid do-it-yourself enthusiast getting ready to complete a major project that involves wood, it’s important to know how to measure the moisture content of that wood for your DIY project. Read More

What’s the Difference Between Measuring Moisture in Hay vs. Grain?

Some users often ask “why isn’t there a single be-all, end-all device for measuring moisture in hay, grain and other crops?” The short answer is that there are a lot of differences in the different crops grown by farmers that make it difficult to create a universal ... Read More

6 of Our Most Frequently-Asked Questions On Hay Moisture Meters

Q: How Do Hay Moisture Meters Work? Hay moisture meters use the principle of electrical resistance to determine moisture content in different types of hay. Because moisture conducts electricity and dry hay acts as an insulator, wet hay will let electricity through ... Read More

How to Validate Your Moisture Meter Calibration On the Go

When you’re working with moisture meters on the job, you expect that the measurements you’re getting are as accurate as possible. A difference of a few percentage points in the moisture content of building materials such as wood, drywall, concrete, or insulation could ... Read More

3 Tools Every Craftsman Should Have for Woodworking

Craftsmen can take days or even weeks shaping and assembling custom wood products. The best craftsmen obsess over every detail, making sure that their work is as free of defect as possible. Whether the woodwork product has a practical purpose or is a work of art, ... Read More

Understanding Wood Moisture Content in Under 100 Words

Wood Moisture Content (%MC) is the measure of the amount of water in wood, and is a critical issue when working with any wood materials. Read More

Undeniable Proof that You Need a Moisture Meter for Your Drywall

Here’s a nightmare scenario for homeowners: a slow leak starts in a pipe behind the walls of your home. Each day, a gallon or two of water drips out of the pipe and starts to seep into the insulation, drywall, and other building materials of the home. Read More

Top 3 Professional-Grade Flooring Wood Moisture Meters

In a recent post, we talked about some of the best flooring moisture meters for DIY enthusiasts. But, what about those who need to use moisture meters for professional work? Read More

Using Restoration Moisture Meters to Guarantee Work Quality

No home or business owner wants to deal with the effects of water damage to their structure. Yet, according to statistics cited by waterdamagedefense.com, “14,000 people in the U.S. experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day.” 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