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.
Ambient Conditions are important and often overlooked when checking Moisture Conditions of a concrete slab for considering the acceptability of a floor covering or coating.
Steve Phillips — Mast Partners, LLC, Flooring Consultant, talks about how he uses the Tramex ME5 for finding moisture on a variety of floor covering products and mentions how this meter is also used on other building materials.