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 intimately familiar with this term, to those who are new to the woodworking, flooring, or ... Read More

4 Inspector’s Tools You Need in Your Truck NOW

Building inspection can be highly demanding work. Customers, whether they’re preparing to buy, sell, or renovate a property, expect you to find all of the potential issues so that they won’t be blindsided later. Failure to catch any issues can lead to a loss of ... Read More

Using an RH Meter to Gauge Humidity in Cold Weather

For many professionals, knowing the ambient humidity conditions in a given area can be incredibly useful. Some uses of this information include: 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

Using Relative Humidity Sensors in Restoration Work

Doing water damage restoration work right takes a lot of time and effort. If a restoration job isn't done with absolute thoroughness, it can result in callbacks and a loss of reputation. In a recent post, we talked about how you can use moisture meters for restoration ... 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

Measuring Moisture: Answers to 3 Top Thermo-Hygrometer FAQs

Here on the Delmhorst blog, we frequently talk about the benefits of moisture meters, those devices that can take a moisture content reading in different building materials. Read More

What is ASTM-F-2170, and How do Concrete RH Sensors Figure into it?

Odds are that, if you’re a flooring contractor or inspector, you’re already familiar with the ASTM-F-2170 standard for measuring moisture in concrete. This testing method for concrete has been the industry standard for years now, allowing flooring specialists to ... Read More

4 Reasons to Use a Digital Moisture Meter

For decades, moisture meters have been used by professionals in the farming, restoration, woodworking, and flooring industries to check the moisture content (%MC) of the materials they work with. Read More