I am looking for opinions for a good moisture meter that has a good display that is relatively easy to photograph. I currently have 2 different General brand meters and the green background is difficult to get a photo that is readable for my reports. Thank you
I used this one for years and years and it was great: Tramex MEP Moisture Encounter Plus Moisture Meter
And, they have a newer one that goes deeper to 1 1/4", I think: Tramex ME5 Moisture Encounter, Building Inspection, Materials, Wood, Timber, Shallow Depth, Drywall, Roofing, Plaster, Tile, Masonry
You can probably find them for less $ elsewhere…Check InspectorOutlet.com
Here’s Mr Tramex at work
Yep, Tramex photographs well!
Thank you Marc
Do those moisture meters have a high moisture threshold hold button? If so, hold the measurement and take a photo holding the meter next to the object.
Remember. Scan objects in a vertical/horizontal square or rectangular grid or a circumference.
1: Start with an objects lowest reading.
Typical I use a wall on the opposite side of the area being scanned to create an average moisture reading. Typically 0 is the reading but it might be a low percentage.
From that average reading, you crate an average starting point in relationship to the object you are measuring. Wood, Laminate, Plaster, Concrete, Roofing.
2: Move the moisture meter in a vertical direction, from low to high, in (1) one foot increments at a time. Tract the reading by taking photos as you scale up the wall or object.
B: Moving horizontally. Move the moisture meter horizontally in (1) one foot increments at a time. Take photo’s of the readings every foot moving to the left, or right, moving horizontally.
Then you can create a grid to zero in on the area with the highest moisture reading to pin point where the leak or source originated.
Hope that helps.