Posts Tagged ‘relative humidity’

“What Problems Does Moisture Create”

“All natural systems tend towards equilibrium. A hot cup of coffee transfers heat to the air in the room until they are both at the same temperature (this is related to entropy and the second law of thermodynamics). In chemistry, higher concentrations of a chemical move towards areas of lower concentration (known as Le Chatelier’s…

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VAPORSEAL™-HM INSTALLATION OVERVIEW

Dependable’s new Vaporseal-HM is a simple and effective product to install.  Check out our simplified 8 step overview of how to successfully moisture mitigate your floors with the Dependable Vaporseal-HM.     Click here for a preview: https://www.floorprep.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Vaporseal-HM-Installation-Sheet.pdf  

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High Concrete Moisture Solutions

When a concrete moisture solution arises on a project Dependable has a solution. Dependable’s line of moisture mitigation products can go up to 100% relative humidity (RH). Our Cutdown II is a great alternative for projects below 90% RH. Not sure which one better fits your project? Take a look at our brochure. It breaks…

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“Acceptable Concrete Moisture”

“In April, Concrete Construction magazine published the article “Why Three Pounds?” that questions why the flooring industry ever abided by what it calls a “one size fits all” standard for evaluating concrete slab moisture. According to the article, “The literature from many flooring installers and manufacturers states that installation of glued-on flooring cannot begin, and…

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DEPENDABLE, LLC Launches VAPORSEAL-HM!

DEPENDABLE, LLC Launches VAPORSEAL-HM a new 100% solid epoxy moisture mitigation system for concrete slabs. VAPORSEAL-HM is a high performance product treating areas where the relative humidity is up to 100% and has an outstanding perm rating of 0.06. VAPORSEAL-HM is simple to use with a one to one mix ratio and long shelf life of…

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“Resilient Flooring Adhesives: Working with the Right Product”

“With the popularity of LVT still high, resilient flooring shows no signs of slowing down. More customers looking to have resilient installed in both residential and commercial settings have brought new advances to the segment as manufacturers look to create products for every type of resilient floor, and for every type of setting. Question is,…

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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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Moisture Levels: Do Not Trust, Verify

“For the installation of vinyl-backed sheet products, manufacturers recommend the moisture levels to be at 80% as required by the ASTM F2170-02 “Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs using the in situ Probes.” The ability to achieve these numbers is becoming more difficult to obtain. There are several factors that…

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“Relative Humidity Testing for Concrete: ASTM F2170 Becoming the Preferred Method”

“Why do testing?  The simplest reason why is to follow the industry standard: ASTM F710, Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring. The language in the standard is very simple, and uses legal terms like “all,” “shall” and “regardless” that don’t allow for any wiggle room. “All concrete slabs shall be tested for…

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