MOISTURE TESTING OF CONCRETE TO ASTM F2659 NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSTANT TEST & 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.
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.
The Tramex Meters App enables you to better visualise live readings and report data from all your Tramex Bluetooth devices.
It is compatible with the Tramex 5-series moisture meters:
and Tramex Feedback DataLoggers :
(Note: For logging with the Feedback Datalogger use the Tramex Feedback Datalogger App. The Tramex Meters App will soon be updated to include the logging feature.)
The Tramex Meters App is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play for phone and tablet devices.
The Tramex Concrete Moisture Encounter X5 (CMEX5) is a non-destructive digital multi moisture meter for concrete floors and slabs providing instant and precise quantitative measurement of moisture content using Gravimetric testing as a baseline. The CMEX5 also provides Carbide Method equivalent readings for concrete and other cementitious substrates as well as comparative readings as per ASTM F2659. Bluetooth connection is available to the accompanying IOS & Android App allowing for continual development and integration of apps and reporting. Incorporating plug-in ports for the optional Hygro-i2® relative humidity probe testing per ASTM F2170 and heavy-duty pin-type wood probes, this moisture meter transforms into the ideal all-in-one instrument for the flooring professional.