Moisture Detection in Wooden Houses IoT Use Case

August 4, 2021

Wood is a popular construction material, but the presence of moisture can adversely affect its quality and longevity.

By nature, wood is hygroscopic. It gains or loses water moisture as the relative humidity (RH) of the surrounding air changes. These changing humidity levels also cause wood to expand or shrink.

Water intrusion into wooden walls tends to go unnoticed until it is too late. Visual signs, such as stains, cracks, nail pop, and buckling floors do not appear overnight. If you see indications of moisture, the damage is most likely already done.

Identiv’s near field communication (NFC)-enabled uTrust Sense Passive Temperature and Humidity smart sensing tag easily detects moisture in wooden houses, saving time and money. The eco-friendly NFC solution is also batteryless, meaning it produces absolutely no e-waste.

“If left unaddressed, moisture will cause wood to deteriorate, leaving a decaying mess within 5 to 15 years. A smart sensing tag can provide moistness condition monitoring even behind tiles in bathrooms, saving you valuable time and money.”
- Vera Mauerberger, Identiv PM Transponders

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