Moisture Meters in the Wireless Age

Moisture Meters in the Wireless Age

By Larry Loffer in Tools / Products Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

A Brief History of Moisture Meters Old-school Moisture Meter Technology Wood moisture meters were initially developed to reduce the cost of inspections and avoid losing valuable lumber to the oven-dry method. While the oven-dry method of determining the moisture content of wood is extremely accurate, it’s time-consuming and wastes good lumber because it renders it […]

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Manufacturing and Performance Problems Caused by MC Changes

By Ron Smith in Moisture Content Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Manufacturers of wood products need to pay careful attention to moisture content (MC) to ensure the highest quality and durability of their products. According to Dr. Gene Wengert, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 75% of all wood manufacturing and quality problems are caused by incorrect MC. Understanding MC Wood is a hygroscopic material, […]

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Engineered Flooring Installation on Concrete: Best Practices for Nail-Down

By Tony Morgan in Best Practices & Case Studies Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by Hardwood Floors Magazine Engineered Flooring Requires Acclimation Just like solid hardwood flooring, engineered flooring needs to be acclimated to its environment before installation. Consult the specific manufacturer for their acclimation process. Do not store engineered wood flooring in basements or garages where humidity levels are higher. To allow for proper acclimation, the […]

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Engineered Flooring Installation on Concrete: Best Practices for Glue-Down

By Tony Morgan in Best Practices & Case Studies Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by Hardwood Floors Magazine Don’t let the “engineered” give you the wrong impression. Engineered wood is real wood. Although it’s not made of solid hardwood, it doesn’t mean that engineered flooring does not provide all of the warmth, longevity, and elegance of a hardwood floor. Engineered wood flooring is chosen for quite a […]

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Concrete Testing: Be Prepared for the Right Results

By Jason Spangler in Useful Job Tips Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by ProInstaller Magazine Chuck Noll, the legendary Hall of Fame coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, once remarked, “Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what you’re doing.” In winning four Super Bowls, he always assumed that proper preparation would drive his team’s success. And he was right. Moisture testing, conducted before […]

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Is the Concrete Slab Ready for You to Install Underlayment?

By Jason Spangler in Useful Job Tips Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by ProInstaller Magazine Using the right underlayment and installing it correctly can make or break a flooring installation project. Doing it “right” begins with concrete slab readiness. Underlayment is a broad topic. So, to keep it simple, this article does not talk about installation over wood subfloors and provides only a few examples […]

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Tips and Tools to Keep Your Callbacks Low When Moisture Levels are High

By Jason Spangler in Moisture Content Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by Premier Flooring Retailer Excess moisture is always a risk when you’re installing wood flooring, but in unusually high moisture situations, you need to take extra precautions. U.S. moisture-related floor covering failure claims exceed $1 billion every year.¹ That’s why it’s essential to know how to mitigate these risks. Here are some tips […]

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The Essentials for Preventing Moisture Related Flooring Failures

By Jason Spangler in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by Premier Flooring Retailer If you’re a general contractor or flooring professional responsible for installing floor coverings there’s one thing you must always pay attention to: moisture. Moisture is the industry’s most commonly recurring and expensive flooring-related problem. Unfortunately, it’s a problem often overlooked or neglected. Consider these alarming facts: According to Robert […]

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Concrete & Coatings Firm Solves Challenges from Moisture and Weather

By Wagner Meters in Best Practices & Case Studies Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously Published in Building Services Management Sprawled across 36,000 acres of arid Great Basin desert in a remote section of California sits one of the U.S. Army’s largest maintenance facilities, the Sierra Army Depot. It’s here, outside the town of Herlong, that the Army repairs and retrogrades everything from radios and Kevlar vests to tanks […]

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