Moisture Matters Blog

What is Equilibrium Moisture Content, and Why is it Important?

In many different industries that involve the use of wood or other hygroscopic materials, you might hear the term “EMC” mentioned from time to time. While industry veterans are familiar with this term, to those who are new to the woodworking, flooring, or restoration ... Read More

Moisture Meters: An Essential Tool for Producing High Quality Hay

This first installment in our original series uncovers the beneficial functions of reliable moisture meters in the hay industry and why they remain an indispensable part of agricultural operations. Farmers have long recognized moisture as an enemy of hay crops, ... Read More

The Benefits of High-Quality Moisture Meters for Lumber Professionals

There’s a saying that a craftsman is only as good as their tools. While that may not be exactly true, it’s certainly a fact that the right tools are essential for anyone working in the lumber industry. One of those key tools is a moisture meter for dealing with the ... Read More

Your Guide to Choosing the Best Moisture Meter for Your Woodworking and Lumber Applications

Welcome to our third article exploring why a moisture meter is such an essential tool for anyone who works with wood. Accurately assessing the moisture content in lumber is one of the key steps to successful woodworking. We’ve already looked at what can happen when ... Read More

Is Your Moisture Meter Not Working? Here’s Why!

Moisture meters are useful tools for professionals in many different industries. The ability to perform accurate moisture testing in different materials is a key part of ensuring high quality for paper producers, woodworkers, contractors, restoration specialists, and ... Read More

The 4 Worst Sources of Moisture Intrusion in Winter

Moisture intrusion is a year-round issue. And, for those who need to ask: “What is moisture intrusion?” a simple moisture intrusion definition is that it is the presence of unsafe amounts of moisture in a structure that could cause accidents, damage to building ... Read More

How to Use the Best Moisture Meter for Your In-Kiln Monitoring System

For lumber manufacturers, drying lumber in the kiln is an everyday process—yet one that can be maddeningly difficult to get just right. Being able to monitor the shell and core moisture of lumber boards inside the kiln is crucial for being able to better optimize your ... Read More

The Best Times to Use Pin or Pinless Moisture Meters

There are many situations where it may be necessary to test the moisture content (%MC) of something. And, when it comes to directly testing the moisture content of materials, there are two primary options—pin moisture meters and pinless moisture meters. Read More

Top 3 Best Moisture Meters You Need for Lumber Distributors

For lumber distributors, being able to ensure that the raw or processed lumber products that they sell can meet consistent standards of quality is a must. Because of how much moisture impacts the overall quality of lumber, lumber distributors need to have a reliable ... Read More

How Can Moisture Meters Help with Hurricane Damage?

We are deep into hurricane season, and once again vast swathes of property in the U.S. have suffered significant hurricane damage from high winds and flood waters. In fact, according to data cited by CNBC, the hurricane damage costs from Florence—which struck the ... Read More