Hardwood Floor Problems: Heed the Warning Signs

Hardwood Floor Problems: Heed the Warning Signs

By Jason Spangler in Flooring Problems Wood Division Knowledge Base | 151 Comments

The moisture content (MC) of wood, must be managed to achieve optimum beauty and durability. When relative humidity (RH) rises, wood absorbs moisture from the air. When RH falls, wood loses moisture to the air. This is a completely natural process, but excessive MC changes can cause wood floor water damage. Wood Floor Problems Caused […]

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8 Reasons to Turn on Your HVAC

By Jason Spangler in Best Practices & Case Studies Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 2 Comments

In the interests of reducing utility costs, in the rush of a construction schedule, or even in opinions about pre-occupancy necessity, leaving heating and ventilation systems (HVAC) off can seem like a valid option for the building team that is interested in efficiency and in maintaining bottom-line costs. However, in the long run there are […]

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The Headwinds of Change: CC Solutions Uses Rapid RH for Success

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | Comments Off on The Headwinds of Change: CC Solutions Uses Rapid RH for Success

J.D. Grafton had worked for Marshall Erdman & Associates for over 15 years as a Quality Control (QC) officer in the concrete division when the call came in 2008. Times had changed and Grafton was informed that an investment group had bought the company and QC was no longer needed to uphold the new one-year […]

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Wood Production: Manufacturing & Kiln Drying

By Ron Smith in Forest Products Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers Kiln Drying | 1 Comment

Lumber mills turn trees into manufactured wood products. Throughout the process, the moisture content (MC) of the wood is an important factor for producer and end user alike. The lumber manufacturing process generally follows these steps: Head Rig: The primary saw cuts the tree into sawn pieces or boards. Edging: Removes irregular edges and defects from […]

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10 Guidelines for ASTM F2170 Preparation and Testing

By Jason Spangler in ASTM Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 25 Comments

For flooring and concrete professionals, ASTM F2170 provides the standard for using relative humidity (RH) testing when measuring moisture content in concrete slabs. Meeting this standard provides the groundwork for limiting moisture-related flooring problems and the many liabilities and mitigation problems that can result from excess moisture. The standard provides precise guidelines for RH testing […]

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