Moisture in a slab can break down the adhesives used to lay carpet or sheet goods,
and it wreaks havoc with wood flooring. At $850, the HM44 Structural Humidity
Measurement Set is still cheaper than redoing the floor. According to
the manufacturer, the device goes beyond surface readings to
provide accurate measurements of moisture content in the
middle of the slab.
Contact: Vaisala, 100 Commerce Way, Woburn,
MA 01801; 888/824-7252; www.vaisala.com.
OCTOBER JLC 1999
by Dave Crosby
Sooner or later, everybody cuts the hole
for an electrical outlet too big. Not to
worry: The self-adhesive, aluminum mesh
Electrical Outlet Repair Patch is designed for a
fast, easy fit around single boxes.