MOISTURE TESTING OF CONCRETE - QUANTITATIVE NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSTANT % MOISTURE CONTENT TEST, ASTM F2659 & ASTM F2170 IN-SITU ERH TEST...
For concrete and cementitious screeds to receive a floorcovering the base must be suitably “dry enough” to prevent damage to the flooring material and to ensure a proper bond with adhesives.
Water is a vital component in the manufacture of concrete and the concrete must be kept moist during the critical curing phase to ensure the intended concrete strength.
However excess moisture in the substrate is the most common cause of floor failures, costing billions annually and causing major disruption to home and business owners.
Testing concrete and screeds for moisture is simple using Tramex unique combination system which provides a comprehensive overview and gives the flooring installer piece of mind.
Join us for this addition of Tramex Talks as we sit down with William Thornton from Tarkett Sports as he discusses moisture testing in the Floor Covering Industry from the past, present and future.
Robert Higgins, a renowned concrete expert consultant, explains the best processes for detecting moisture in the concrete. All tests can be good when performed correctly, but the accurate interpretation is key for them to be meaningful. Some tests can be more misleading than helpful if not fully understood. Not all tests will give the data necessary to help avoid moisture-related problems occurring at the time of installation. And this is exactly when the majority of moisture-related problems occur.
Andrew Rynhart, the Tramex CEO, discusses how the ASTM F2170 test only measures the vapor in concrete (RH) and explains the importance of also measuring concrete moisture content (%MC) with quantitative non-destructive tests and identifying dew point issues.