Moisture Matters Blog

Moisture Acclimation of Wood in Different Parts of the Country

As most of us know, wood is an environmentally vulnerable material; it can expand and contract dependent on the environmental conditions, indoors and outdoors. Wood is a hygroscopic material which means that it attracts and holds moisture from its environment changing, ... Read More

How to Measure Moisture in Paper/Wood Pulp

Have you ever wondered how much paper we recycle as Americans? The answer is half. Read More

How to Check Lumber Acclimation with Moisture Meters

If you’re in the process of a hardwood floor installation or a simple wood trim and casework, then you’re likely already aware of the importance of letting the wood product get adjusted to the environment before you begin anything. You see, wood is a complex, ... Read More

Ensure Proper Moisture Readings with Species Corrections

Like many other natural materials, wood has several species that are used in construction or restoration projects. In the process of revitalizing a structure or building a new one from the ground up, it’s important to take into account the species of the wood. ... Read More

4 Tips for Picking the Right Moisture Meter Electrode for the Job

For testing the distribution of moisture in lumber and other building materials, few tools are as effective as pin-type moisture meters. These handy little devices can detect moisture with incredible precision and accuracy very quickly. Read More

Why Pinless Moisture Meters are Indispensable for Restoration Work

For restoration professionals, the necessity of moisture meters on the job is beyond dispute. With these handy devices, restoration professionals can quickly identify the moisture content of building materials so that they can optimize their restoration efforts and ... Read More

Making Moisture Reading Corrections for Exotic Wood Species

Moisture meters are a very convenient tool for determining the %MC of wood for a variety of purposes. With a moisture meter, the task of analyzing a sample of wood materials is quick and easy, whether you’re using pin or pinless moisture meters. Read More

Determining Distribution of Moisture in Board Lumber

For professionals who work with boards of lumber on a regular basis, such as lumber manufacturers, knowing not just the moisture content of wood, but the distribution of that moisture can be important. Read More

About the ProScan Pinless Moisture Meter

Recently, Delmhorst introduced its second pinless moisture meter product: ProScan. So, today, we want to talk about pinless moisture meters and how they work, as well as some of the special functions of the ProScan and how to use them. Read More

7 Answers to Common Wood Moisture Meter Questions

Moisture meters are an integral part of doing business for many industries, particularly those that frequently work with wood as a construction material. Over the decades that our company, Delmhorst Instrument Co., has been in operation, we have received numerous ... Read More