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 •  September 14

Tweet One of the most frequently-asked questions about moisture meters is “what’s the best handheld moisture meter?” Lots of people, amateurs and professionals alike, want to know what the best tool for the job is. The issue is, the best handheld moisture meter might vary from one job to the next depending on your specific needs. Some features,...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  September 13

For any contractor working with concrete, the moisture conditions deep in the concrete slab are always a major concern. If there’s too much moisture in a concrete slab, a number of problems can occur, such as: Bubbles in the Surface. In newly-poured concrete, excess water may rise to the surface. In some cases, this may be severe enough to create...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  August 25

The moisture content (%MC) of grain can have a massive impact on grain’s storability and sale value. If there’s too much moisture in your grain, it could spoil in storage. Too little, and you’re giving away dry product in your grain bushels. As noted in one research article from North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, “At...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  August 23

Tweet The short answer to the question in the title is: “Absolutely not!” For professionals in the restoration industry, testing moisture in water-damaged areas of a structure is critical to their job. There are many reasons to test moisture in a water-damaged area, including: 1: Verifying Moisture-Compromised Materials Home and business owners may...

Delmhorst Instrument Co.

 •  August 22

Tweet Restoration experts have to be extraordinarily thorough in their efforts to locate and remediate excess moisture in structures. If the source of moisture intrusion or a pocket of moisture is missed, it can cause damage to a building well after the restoration is “finished.” This can lead to return issues, complaints, and even demands for...

Farmers often need to know exactly how much moisture is in their agricultural products to maximize quality and prevent spoilage. Depending on the kind of crops you’re testing, there are a few ways that you can get a moisture content (%MC) measurement. For example, in agriculture, the most common testing methods are: Hand Tests. A method whereby the...

Floor cracking can be a nightmare for any contractor—whether it happens partway through a job, within a few days or weeks after its end. If your newly-installed floors start to split and crack, it surely always results in unhappy customers, callbacks, and unreimbursed expenses. The best way to deal with this problem is to prevent it from happening...

For farmers growing any kind of grain, moisture is a constant concern. Knowing the precise moisture content of grain helps farmers pick the perfect time to harvest their grain crops, know exactly when grains have been sufficiently dried for long-term storage, and avoid nutrient loss or spoilage.
This is why grain moisture meters are important....

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 easier than dry hay, resulting in a higher reading. When a hay moisture meter probe...

In most of North America, the hops harvest starts in late August, while cultivation of hops goes on from April to early July. As noted by the American Hop Museum website, cultivation of hops helps to “control excess shoot growth” and “provides weed control, and improves soil texture.”
With the season for cultivation being over and the harvest...