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  BU585 Measuring moisture in timber and concrete

BU585.jpgThe options for measuring the moisture level of construction materials are a moisture meter for timber and a hygrometer or in situ moisture probes for concrete.

This bulletin outlines the use of these tools for checking the moisture content of timber and the relative humidity of concrete.

The bulletin covers:

  • maximum moisture levels
  • resistance meters
  • using a resistance moisture meter on site
  • the hygrometer
  • in-slab humidity probes
  • recording the results
  • capacitance meters
  • limitations.

Publication date: June 2015 Keywords: concrete, deformation, framing, moisture, movement, timber