The 10 point
scale corresponds to moisture levels from 10-28%. Scale
and reference chart correlate relative and moisture percentage
Requires one 9V battery (not included)
NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION
Wood Shrinkage-New Construction
Check moisture content of wood studs before drywall installation using this Moisture Meter.
Be sure wall studding is sufficiently dry. Later shrinking and twisting of drying studs is a prominent cause of nail pops and cracks in walls.
Detect level of moisture present in wood, sheetrock, carpets & more.
Check surfaces before painting, wallpapering, or laying floors or tile.
Check decks before staining or sealing.
Locate & trace roof leaks and water seepage and assess the extent of wet rot & hidden condensation.
Find out if potentially damaging excess moisture is present.
Test hard or soft wood, concrete, plaster, carpet and more to determine the extent of moisture problems.
Helps to select drier lumber.