The Concrete Slab RH Test – So Easy Your Whole Team Can (and Should) Do It

The Concrete Slab RH Test – So Easy Your Whole Team Can (and Should) Do It

By Jason Spangler in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 1 Comment

Every year North Americans spend an eye-watering hundreds of millions of dollars on fixing moisture-related flooring failures. This may be happening in part because they see slab RH testing as an obstacle rather than an obvious and necessary procedural step. There are a few reasons why RH testing is sometimes missed: There’s a misperception that […]

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Understanding Moisture Content Is Important for Woodturners

By Eric Wagner in Wood Moisture Wood Division Knowledge Base | 1 Comment

Introduction Successful woodturning, just like all woodworking, requires careful management of wood moisture content. Moisture content is an important factor in how wood works and in the durability and lasting beauty of the finished product. Understanding Moisture Content All wood contains moisture. Wood is a hygroscopic material, which means it easily absorbs or releases moisture. […]

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What Every Flooring Installer Needs to Know about Hydrostatic Pressure

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Chemistry Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by The Flooring Contractor magazine Whether it is excessive concrete moisture or hydrostatic pressure, either can ruin a hardwood floor. But which one is more damaging to floors? According to the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA), concrete moisture is a major cause of flooring failures. […]

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