Moisture problems in flooring originate from various sources and can affect floor coverings in different ways.
When 25mm or 50mm of insulation in a flat roof was the norm, Thermal Performance was still regarded as a luxury by many. Clients often resented the additional cost; “Why can’t I just have a new waterproofing?”; “What use is that to my bottom line?” etc. However, increasing energy prices, fuel shortages, sustainability and demand for higher comfort levels now require more insulation.
ASTM F2170 is an excellent test for determining the actual moisture condition of a slab. As a result, this type of test is recommended by many international standards including ASTM, British Standards, and most Scandinavian standards, as well as being specified by floor covering, coating and adhesive manufacturers worldwide.
The goal of moisture detection in the water damage restoration industry is to identify and assess abnormally wet locations of buildings, structures and their materials so that the drying process can be measured, documented and carried out effectively and in an economical and efficient manner.
Roofs should not be forgotten or left unattended without care or maintenance. There is an old US saying “ if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” - logic - but not in the case of roofs. Roofs are an exception because they may be broken and you do not know it.