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 floor covering 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 peace of mind.
Tramex Flooring Installation Quick Check for Concrete. Even when pre-installation relative humidity and moisture content testing has been successfully performed, meeting the “dry enough” specifications as per manufacturer guidelines, ambient conditions can change at the time of installation, causing condensation. This condensation can bring the concrete back up above the specified “dry enough” threshold. If this goes undetected it can affect your flooring or coatings, causing floor failure.
The Tramex Concrete Moisture Probe (CMP) a.k.a. The Determinator - Extends the capabilities of the Tramex Concrete Moisture Encounter range, providing in-situ Moisture Content readings in a Tramex Unified Moisture Content Test Method of Quantitative Moisture Content measurements in Both the top ¾ inch layer AND within the body of concrete floors and slabs.