A moisture meter is a hands-on measuring device which can provide you with instant information on the moisture content of a variety of building materials, such as concrete, wood, tiles, bricks and many more. Home and building inspectors rely on moisture meters to identify potential problems and damage to structures from moisture buildup. Flooring contractors use moisture meters to determine ideal conditions when installing a floor over a concrete slab or subfloor. For A Wood Worker the reading helps to determine if the wood is suitably dry for its intended purpose.
There are many different kinds of moisture meters available for all types of materials and trades.