Help for Flooring Professionals: Kits, Apps, Specs and More

Help for Flooring Professionals: Kits, Apps, Specs and More

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

Flooring installers require a mass of information – product specs, technical knowledge, industry standards, materials knowledge, and more – and as the industry changes, so must their practices. New materials, new research, new technology, and new standards can all impact the daily operation of each level of the building and flooring industry. Even just in […]

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Calcium Chloride and RH Testing Revisited

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

The first consideration of any concrete moisture test method is whether it’s really the best tool for the job. Two test methods, calcium chloride (CaCl) testing and relative humidity (RH) testing, are the most commonly specified test methods in the flooring industry, but how do they compare when put side to side? Some Practical Considerations: […]

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Wagner Meters Now Selling Hilti Concrete Drill Bit For Clean Dust-Free Hole to Place Rapid RH® Smart Sensors

By Jason Spangler in Flooring News | 0 Comment

Wagner Meters, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of moisture meters, announced today that it is now selling the Hilti TE-CD hammer drill bit. The drill bit enables flooring installers, inspectors and other professionals to easily and quickly create clean dust-free holes in concrete to place Wagner Meters’ Rapid RH® Smart Sensors at the correct depth so they can get the most accurate moisture readings.

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What to NEVER Expect on the Job Site

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® On the Site / Construction | 2 Comments

Every construction job site is an exercise in teamwork as each contractor and specialist performs his or her role in the stages of the building project. Beginning with the designer and architect, each building project is a master plan of schedules, materials, costs, labor and vision, and each person involved is expected to be a […]

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5 More Myths about Concrete Moisture

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

Every industry has its folklore and accepted traditions that may or may not be based on facts or best business practices. For concrete, some of these common myths suggest that there are still misconceptions to be found in the flooring and building industry, too… MYTH #1: Drying time can be estimated accurately. An industry rule-of-thumb […]

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5 Myths about Concrete Moisture

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

In a time when a myriad of information is available for the building and flooring industries, it’s always interesting (and a little frustrating) when some common misconceptions about concrete moisture testing cause building professionals to assume they are not at risk for moisture-related problems with their flooring installations. Let’s look at a few of them. […]

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Never Assume Concrete Is Dry

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

The amount of time required for a concrete slab to dry is often reduced to a simple rule of thumb: The ideal drying time is one month for every one inch of slab thickness, once conditions are conducive for drying. However, along with that should be another rule of thumb: Never assume concrete is dry. […]

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Relative Humidity Testing and the Rapid RH

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

Flooring failures cause hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage annually and the majority of them are related to moisture imbalances that are present somewhere in the environment of the floors. Whether the moisture is a result of a humid environment, a groundwater source or a concrete slab that was not sufficiently dry before the […]

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