Posts Tagged ‘Moisture Testing’

“Moisture Meters and Testing: ‘Why Do I Have To Take Readings and What Do They Mean?’”

“…Moisture meter readings are also needed for concrete subfloors prior to installation of most hard surface flooring and some vinyl-backed carpet. There are also various moisture meters available that can be used to test the moisture content of concrete subfloors. For concrete, ASTM F2170 Measuring Relative Humidity Testing in Concrete Floor Slabs (RH Testing) is…

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“Reducing the Moisture Content in Poured Concrete Slabs”

“…As environmental and workplace-safety regulations have limited the use of solvents in recent years, adhesives manufacturers have introduced water-based formulas with greatly reduced VOC emissions. For all their upsides, these adhesive formulas are less tolerant of moisture, making excessive moisture in concrete slabs a significant concern with certain types of flooring. When testing reveals that…

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“What to Do With a Wet Concrete Slab”

“The construction industry has long been judged on its quality of work and ability to complete projects on schedule. One challenge often faced: a concrete slab with elevated moisture levels. The long time it takes for concrete slabs to dry can create delays, and of the various building materials, concrete can be one of the most…

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“Q&As: Janka Explained, Self-Leveling Underlayment, & Testing Slabs”

“…Can I pour a self-leveling underlayment over an existing ceramic floor and then glue down a wood floor over it?”   “…Yes, there are new products on the market today that can be poured directly over just about any type of subfloor, including rubber, VCT, vinyl, ceramic, cut-back adhesive, gypsum concrete, plywood, OSB and more.…

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CUTDOWN II-Valued Performance

Cutdown II – Valued Performance With a family of problem solving products, CUTDOWN II may be the most impressive. DEPENDABLE offers a wide variety of products to solve substrate problems, but for the overall value, CUTDOWN II provides an especially economical and often “low prep” barrier for moisture, moderate alkalinity (11 pH), OR adhesive residue…

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“Light Commercial Hardwood: Savvy Pointers to Avoid Costly Callbacks”

“Paramount to a successful commercial hardwood flooring installation is in knowing how to avoid certain pitfalls normally associated with commercial installations that don’t come into play as often in residential applications. There are quite a few of them, but I have selected five that could cause serious headaches and costly callbacks if not properly addressed.…

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