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When is a building moisture meter used?

A building material moisture meter can be used in both private and professional environments. On the one hand, buildings and parts of buildings – such as walls or floors – can be checked for their moisture content.

On the other hand, the device is also used to analyze the building materials themselves. This is of great importance for quality assurance in the production and storage of building materials.

Typical applications include:

  • Evaluation of mold growth in buildings
  • Evaluation and cause identification of moisture damage in walls, masonry or floors
  • Assessment and acceptance of buildings
  • Assessment of structural damage
  • Quality control of building materials and raw materials
  • Inspection of stored building materials
  • Checking the moisture content of wood

Moisture meter in the assortment of

The product range at contains mainly moisture meters of the manufacturer TFA Dostmann. You can choose from the following high quality moisture meters.

DOSTMANN material moisture meter HumidCheck Non-Contact

This meter is characterized by a measuring ball, which can be placed directly on the surface to be tested. No additional electrodes need to be installed here. The 200 g light device can measure up to 40 mm in the wall despite this function. The results are given in digits.

DOSTMANN Material Moisture Meter HumidCheck Mini

This small compact device from the Dostmann company is a lightweight at 50 g. It can determine moisture in wood from 6-42 % and in building materials from 0.2-2 %. The moisture values are given in percent.

DOSTMANN HumidCheck Mini II material moisture meter

This moisture meter features a measuring range of 6-48 % for wood and 0.1-11 % for building materials. After inserting the measuring electrodes, the 60 g device is immediately ready for use. The moisture values are indicated in percent.

DOSTMANN HumidCheck material moisture meter

This basic instrument can determine moisture contents of 6-44 % in wood and 0.2-2 % in building materials. For both scales, the information is given in percentage values. With a belt clip and an automatic function test, the instrument weighing approx. 100 g can be used immediately.

DOSTMANN HumidCheck Pro material moisture meter

This expert instrument can determine the moisture content in wood in the range 6-9.9%. The measured moisture content is indicated in digits. The device, which weighs approx. 175 g, has additional external room humidity and temperature sensors.

How a moisture meter works

Most moisture meters are based on the same measuring principle – the so-called capacitive measurement. Here, the electrical properties of the material, wall or floor under investigation are determined.

To do this, the moisture measurement device sends an electrical pulse through the object under test. In the second step, the measuring device measures what happens to the electrical pulse – if it is passed on, the material is electrically conductive. If it is not passed on, the material is an insulator. For the measurement, it is absolutely necessary that the measuring device and the material under test have contact. However, with individual instruments, such as the No-Contact model from Dostmann, additional electrodes do not need to be added to perform measurements.

Since water is particularly conductive and has a particularly high dielectric constant, it significantly changes the electrical conductivity of the object under investigation. Therefore, the measured electrical properties can be used to very accurately infer the moisture content of the substance under investigation.

Selecting a moisture analyzer: What should you look for?

Since the devices can differ in various properties, there are some points to consider when choosing the right moisture meter. The following criteria can help you in your purchase decision:

Material suitability

Not all measuring devices are suitable for all materials. For example, certain building materials or wood may require different devices. Instruments also differ in the range over which they can measure moisture content and in their accuracy.

Required penetration depth

The penetration depth indicates how deep the probe should penetrate the object being tested. Some instruments must be able to penetrate the material to measure well; for others, superficial contact is sufficient. Deep penetration is often not desired for sensitive surfaces, but a superficial measurement is often at the expense of accuracy.

Measurement display

There are usually two options for displaying the measured values: The indication in percent or the indication in absolute numbers – also called digits. Some instruments are also capable of displaying both. Since the absolute numerical value is significantly more accurate than the percentage value, the display as a numerical value is preferred in the professional field.

Handling and operability

If you intend to use the measuring device frequently, you should not neglect aspects such as weight, ergonomics and operability. Small and lightweight devices that can be operated with one hand and on which the measured value can be easily read are ideal.

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