The Rapid RH: Then and Now for Concrete Moisture Measurement

The Rapid RH: Then and Now for Concrete Moisture Measurement

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

When Wagner Meters brought its first prototype Rapid RH®, in situ probe to the World of Concrete trade show in 2005, it is probably safe to say that very few people there recognized the significance of the shift that was about to occur in the building and flooring industry’s moisture testing practices for concrete slabs. […]

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Lightweight Concrete: Weighing in on the Differences

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

Standard concrete mixes typically use crushed natural stone as the coarse aggregate in the mix (along with Portland cement, water and sand). The actual weight may vary slightly according to local stone availability, but generally natural stone is relatively dense for its size, adding to the weight of the concrete mix. (This also adds to increased transportation and equipment costs.)

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6 Outside Sources for Concrete Moisture

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

Concrete, like the majority of building materials, constantly interacts with the conditions around it. Temperature, humidity, and other factors all have an impact on the internal moisture levels in concrete – even when it has been deemed “dry” or has been successfully finished with a flooring or sealant. Problems can occur when external sources of […]

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Best Conditions for Faster Drying Concrete Times

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

When planning a building project’s timelines, inherently, the time allotted for drying concrete seems to be one of the issues that affect many of the finish tradesmen late in the building process. A variety of factors can influence the drying process and slow it down to the point of serious cost and inconvenience to the flooring […]

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Exotic Flooring and the Moisture Challenge

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

When looking for a unique or unusual floor choice, the range of options seems to be expanding at a dizzying rate. Along with increasing options for concrete–stained, painted, stamped and more–and an expanding palette of exotic hardwood flooring choices, there are also some more unique materials being used in flooring situations. Some are just unique […]

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The Cost vs. Risk of a Concrete Slab Vapor Barrier / Vapor Retarder

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® MVER | 3 Comments

When considering the costs of moisture-related problems with concrete on any job site, it is the mark of a serious professional to take preventative steps in controlling and accurately assessing moisture content as a routine part of a job site schedule. Both in the short-term and the long-term, there is an effective one-two punch in […]

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Top 10 Concrete Moisture Questions

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

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 Curing and Drying Time

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

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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