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How to Prepare a Concrete Floor for Coatings

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® On the Site / Construction | 1 Comment

Believe it or not, when it comes to applying coatings to a concrete floor slab, it’s not enough just to cast your eyes on the surface – and if it looks dry – think that it’s ready. To avoid the costly problems that can happen after installing coatings, there are two crucial steps you must […]

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RH Testing and That 72-Hour Wait: How Do You Manage It?

By Jason Spangler in ASTM Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® | 0 Comment

Written by Wagner Meters, first published in The Commercial Flooring Report (July 2016 issue) Anticipation is a good thing if you’re watching a spy-thriller. Waiting 72 hours for concrete moisture sensors to equilibrate – less fun. (But perhaps still more fun than watching paint dry.) It’s especially frustrating now that research has validated the contention […]

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5 Ways to Speed up Your Concrete Moisture Testing

By Jason Spangler in RH Testing Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® | 2 Comments

First published in Tile Magazine (Jan-Feb 2016 issue) Project timelines always seem to put contractors on tight schedules. You know the concrete requires the time it needs to dry before the flooring can be installed, but everyone else constantly pushes to get it done faster. Nobody wants the cost of having to delay decisions because […]

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Expanded DataMaster™ Now an Easy-to-Use Mobile App

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® Concrete Products / Tools | 0 Comment

We were pretty proud when our Rapid RH® DataMaster™ won “Most Innovative Product Industry Choice Award for Concrete Construction Equipment” at the World of Concrete 2013 trade show. However, one of our hallmarks here at Wagner Meters is to always stay ahead of the curve by never being satisfied. Which is why we’re even happier […]

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24 Hours: The New Number for Rapid RH® Testing

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® | 6 Comments

Watch as Jason Spangler relates some key findings of a soon-to-be-released laboratory study. Here, Jason reveals: what the study shows about how accurately the RapidRH sensors “equilibrate” within the first hour… and how this underscores Wagner’s long-held design principles; a surprising (to some folks, at least) finding about the sensors’ 24, 48, and 72-hour readings… […]

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The Ugly Truth: How Moisture Can Ruin Your Decorative Concrete

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® | 8 Comments

Excess moisture doesn’t just evaporate; it takes your design with it. You can preserve your design and the concrete with proper moisture testing before stains and sealers are applied. Beauty and strength converge in decorative concrete. Like a good acid stain, they fuse together to create a durable, pleasing floor that literally becomes the foundation […]

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Moving Toward a More Eco-Friendly Cement

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® | 0 Comment

Second only to water, concrete is the earth’s most highly utilized material. It’s estimated that on a global scale, we use more than 25 billion tons of new concrete annually—more than three tons of concrete per person. As China, India and other countries continue to industrialize, global use of concrete will only grow. Why does […]

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Concrete Moisture Test Methods Revolutionized in Recent Years

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® | 0 Comment

The scope of flooring materials and adhesives to be installed atop concrete has significantly expanded over the years, bringing not only greater choices but new moisture-related challenges. Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve also gained a keener understanding of how best to test for moisture in concrete. Applying stricter scientific scrutiny to the options for testing […]

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ASTM F2170 Compliance: Fast, Accurate and Easy with Any Rapid RH® System

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® | 2 Comments

Your project’s specs likely demand it. Your pride of craft demands it. Certainly, your good business sense demands it. Complying with the ASTM F2170 standard when conducting an in situ relative humidity (RH) test in concrete is not optional. Fortunately, any Rapid RH® system you select makes ASTM F2170 compliance easy. Three key components of […]

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Does a Single-Use Sensor Make Sense for Me?

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® | 0 Comment

There’s been a lot of buzz around our new reusable Rapid RH®5.0 Smart Sensors, and rightly so. The 5.0 reusable has game-changing technology that reduces the time, labor, and initial investment costs of using reusable relative humidity (RH) sensors to about as low as they can go. So why would anyone want to stay with […]

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