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11-19-2012, 11:36 AM #50
eaadams Concrete Moisture Expert *****
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Use a proper vapor retarder directly under the slab (no blotter layer).
Pour a well graded concrete mix (high strength /less cement).
Limit the amount of water not just W/C ratio (you can limit cement also).
Finish the concrete so it is left porous and breathes. (I have begun to add to my specs's - "perform a single steel pass to create a smooth finish, do not over finish concrete." )
Cure the concrete with water for 3 days only.
Eliminate re-wetting.
Promote drying with airflow and low humidity.
Test the slab using Wagner Rapid RH probes.
Glue directly to the concrete and enjoy.
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What would you add to this to limit curling? I know it isn't moisture but a big part of my issues with getting properly done slab on vapor membrane is limiting curling.

Side note: "evil flooring spirits" gave me a great chuckle. I didn't realize I had been missing out on such a good thread.








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Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Lepito - 09-15-2012, 08:12 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - eaadams - 09-15-2012, 09:04 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 09-15-2012, 11:38 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - eaadams - 09-15-2012, 12:32 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 09-15-2012, 02:00 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Lepito - 09-15-2012, 06:13 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Rubensgt40 - 09-16-2012, 06:34 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 09-16-2012, 09:15 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - eaadams - 09-16-2012, 10:50 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Lepito - 09-17-2012, 07:38 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 09-18-2012, 07:47 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Concrete1421 - 09-18-2012, 12:40 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 09-18-2012, 06:03 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Rubensgt40 - 09-18-2012, 10:58 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Lepito - 09-19-2012, 06:40 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 09-19-2012, 06:59 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Lepito - 09-19-2012, 07:01 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 09-20-2012, 05:41 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - eaadams - 09-24-2012, 10:00 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Newenglandci - 09-24-2012, 10:51 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Newenglandci - 09-24-2012, 02:12 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 09-24-2012, 03:59 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Specsystems - 09-27-2012, 10:41 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - eaadams - 10-15-2012, 03:47 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 10-15-2012, 03:54 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - eaadams - 10-15-2012, 04:38 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 10-15-2012, 06:12 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Rubensgt40 - 10-15-2012, 08:04 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 10-15-2012, 08:34 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Ernesto - 10-16-2012, 01:59 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Rubensgt40 - 10-21-2012, 04:34 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-15-2012, 10:47 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 11-15-2012, 12:49 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-15-2012, 02:13 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 11-15-2012, 02:27 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-15-2012, 02:37 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - Rubensgt40 - 11-16-2012, 01:52 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-16-2012, 07:03 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 11-16-2012, 07:08 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-16-2012, 07:59 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 11-16-2012, 09:03 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-16-2012, 09:19 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 11-16-2012, 09:27 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-16-2012, 01:54 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 11-16-2012, 03:06 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-16-2012, 11:10 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 11-17-2012, 06:22 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-18-2012, 08:41 PM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 11-19-2012, 08:33 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - eaadams - 11-19-2012, 11:36 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - CC Solutions - 11-19-2012, 11:56 AM
RE: Calcium Carbide testing and Silicates - ILLENTINC - 11-19-2012, 11:59 AM

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