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 •  January 12

Testing moisture content is a critical part of nearly any flooring system installation process. Whether you’re preparing to install wood, tile, or other flooring types, moisture can have a significant impact on the flooring system. For example, if there is an excessive amount of moisture in a subfloor, then that moisture can be absorbed by the...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  January 10

From soil moisture meters that can help optimize irrigation efforts, to grain moisture meters that help establish the dry matter weight of product, to hay moisture meters that help determine if hay is ready for baling, the varieties of agricultural moisture meters are numerous. However, this multitude of moisture meters for agriculture can make...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  January 9

If you’re buying raw lumber for processing into other products, there are a number of quality related issues to check for. These issues can heavily impact your ability to use the lumber for whatever purpose you have in mind.
What are some of the critical quality control issues to check for when buying lumber? And, how can you best inspect lumber...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  December 27, 2017

ASTM International is an organization that defines and sets various standards for ensuring quality and safety for different products and services. Globally, the organization has released over 12,000 standards.
ASTM F-2170 is the standard for testing relative humidity in concrete floor slabs used by contractors all over the U.S.
But, why is this...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  December 23, 2017

Restoration Experts. Can use relative humidity (RH) measurements to help determine if a building has been sufficiently dried out.
Flooring Contractors. RH can be used to help determine what the equilibrium moisture content (EMC) of wood flooring should be at the installation site.
Wood Manufacturers. Can use RH meters to assist with the climate...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  December 17, 2017

While the winter season might be a time of holiday cheer, it can also be a time of increased risks for water damage. The combination of low temperatures and precipitation can cause significant damage to structures that aren’t sufficiently prepared to handle wintertime weather patterns. For example, extremely low temperatures can cause water in an...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  December 12, 2017

Pinless Moisture Meters are a key tool for many professionals. They’re often used by restoration experts and building inspectors to detect moisture in different building materials. Compared to pin-type meters, pinless meters are known for being incredibly fast at detecting moisture in a large area, and for being non-destructive—meaning they don’t...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  December 11, 2017

Wood flooring is an incredibly beautiful flooring material. When installed properly, they can add elegance and class to a structure. However, flooring installers need to carefully monitor the moisture content (%MC) of the wood flooring systems that they work with to prevent issues like cupping, warping, and cracking. As a hygroscopic material, wood...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  December 7, 2017

Restoration experts have a tough job year-round. Finding all of the hidden moisture pockets in a structure and eliminating all sources of moisture intrusion to prevent further damage is an enormous task—especially in larger buildings or after particularly severe disasters. Being able to complete restoration work as quickly and efficiently as...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  December 6, 2017

Tweet Moisture meters are an integral tool for many professionals for one reason or another. Farmers can use them to optimize soil irrigation for their crops, restoration experts can use them to track dry-out progress, and manufacturers can make sure their wood has been sufficiently cured prior to distribution. Like any tool, moisture meters may...