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Bad, Bad Testing

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God help us! As a wood inspector it is rare anyone apparently reads the mfg's installation instructions.
Question 1 what was the mc of the concrete? Mostly answer I don't know I don't do that. Or if they do they did the mat test or if they indicate they did they have no documentation of what the readings were. When asked what the moisture content of the wood was again, I don't do that. These numbers need to be between 2% or plank and 4% for strip 2 1/4". Cupping, buckling or gaps are the result. Wood is the most sensitive flooring regarding moisture. RH 75% or less.
Calcium Chloride site testing done by flooring contractor no one abrades the concrete at all that I have seen so kind of useless or certainly not accurate. PH testing needs proper profile or readings will be way off. Which brings me to tilt up concrete walls. The breaker bond they put on the slab so it will release is seldom shot blasted or ground to allow proper adhesive bonding.
I have seen situations on this forum regarding concrete that I will probably never encounter but if I do am now aware. The engineering bulletin 119 titled Concrete Floors and Moisture by Howard M. Kanare was also enlightening to me ever after 45 years in this business. wood mfg's have complete instructions in every box regarding maintenance etc but no one reads them apparently. Sound off over!!
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Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-18-2012, 02:35 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 12-18-2012, 08:15 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-19-2012, 05:20 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 12-19-2012, 03:07 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-19-2012, 04:00 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-20-2012, 08:09 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-20-2012, 08:34 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-20-2012, 09:32 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - eaadams - 12-22-2012, 12:24 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-22-2012, 01:02 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - eaadams - 12-22-2012, 01:46 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-22-2012, 02:54 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - eaadams - 12-23-2012, 11:50 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-23-2012, 12:30 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 12-29-2012, 04:43 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-29-2012, 10:26 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 12-30-2012, 06:30 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-30-2012, 06:45 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 01-03-2013, 10:36 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - jim decker - 03-21-2013, 08:41 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-21-2013, 12:02 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - jim decker - 03-21-2013, 01:26 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-21-2013, 02:48 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - jim decker - 03-21-2013, 03:31 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 03-21-2013, 06:29 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-21-2013, 06:58 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 03-21-2013, 07:47 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-22-2013, 03:28 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - hausenheimer - 03-24-2013, 06:06 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 03-24-2013, 06:40 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 03-24-2013, 04:13 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-25-2013, 05:43 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - hausenheimer - 03-28-2013, 08:45 AM

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