Top 10 Concrete Moisture Questions

Top 10 Concrete Moisture Questions

By Jason Spangler in ASTM Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 9 Comments

At Wagner Meters, we do all we can to provide information and resources to answer all questions from the field. We work to supply concrete and flooring professionals both the answers and the tools they need to ensure their installations and reputations survive the tests of time.

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Wet Concrete Curing and Drying Time

By Jason Spangler in Drying Concrete Slabs Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 20 Comments

Concrete floors have become a staple of the building industry for their strength, durability, and the wide range of aesthetic looks possible. The initial treatment of the concrete once it is poured has much to do with its long-term strength and performance.

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5 Preventable Hardwood Flooring Problems

By Larry Loffer in Moisture Meters Flooring Problems Wood Division Knowledge Base | 7 Comments

Woods cells fit together like groups of drinking straws or thin pipes. The cell wall naturally contains a small amount of moisture, and the “hollow” part of the cell also has room to hold and release moisture.

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Storing, Flooring, and Other Key Stages to Measure Wood Moisture

By Tony Morgan in Installers Moisture Content Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

All wood will, over time, adjust to its surroundings, in a process known as equalizing. Understanding that give-and-take moisture process, and controlling the rate at which it happens, means that with some precautions at each stage of the life span of wood, moisture does not have to lead to flooring problems.

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Hydrostatic Pressure: What It Is and What It Isn’t

By Jason Spangler in Drying Concrete Slabs Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 51 Comments

Hydrostatic pressure is a term that is often used when excess moisture has created problems with concrete slabs and connected flooring systems. However, it is not as generic a term as people in the industry often think.

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30 Concrete Construction Tools for Construction Sites

By Jason Spangler in Useful Job Tips Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 19 Comments

Once wet concrete starts to pour, you need to be prepared to move quickly. No one wants to get to the job site and realize they left a tool behind. Here’s a list of 30 tools you might need on a concrete construction site from start to finish.

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Hammer Drill Bits Explained

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 4 Comments

They work along a couple of different mechanism designs, but ultimately the effectiveness of the drill is only as strong as its drill bit. With that dual action in a tough building material like concrete, the drill bit itself has to withstand incredible pressure.

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Moisture at Work in Your Decorative Concrete

By Jason Spangler in Decorative Concrete Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 3 Comments

Transforming basic concrete into a structural work of art can include stamping, dying, overlays, polishing, engraving, staining, grinding, waxing and more. Decorative concrete applications are continuing to grow in popularity as the range of finishes and looks continues to expand. The need for accurate moisture measurement hasn’t changed.

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Top 5 Tips for Successful Decorative Concrete Contracting

By Jason Spangler in Decorative Concrete Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 19 Comments

As decorative concrete flooring options continue to expand, the choices available to clients can become bewildering. As their best resource and as the concrete installer, you as the professional must be on your game to ensure their satisfaction and continue to build and maintain your own reputation.

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