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Anatomy of a Hammer Drill Bit

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® Concrete Products / Tools | 1 Comment

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 Concrete Moisture & Rapid RH® Decorative | 0 Comment

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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Hardwood Floor Moisture Problems: Learn the Warning Signs

By Jason Spangler in Flooring Problems Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 58 Comments

Wood’s moisture content (MC), the amount of moisture in wood, must be managed to achieve optimum flooring strength and durability. When relative humidity (RH) rises, wood absorbs moisture from the air. When RH falls, wood emits moisture back into the air. This natural process gives wood its strength and beauty, but excessive MC can cause […]

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8 Reasons to Turn on Your HVAC

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

In the interests of reducing utility costs, in the rush of a construction schedule, or even in opinions about pre-occupancy necessity, leaving heating and ventilation systems (HVAC) off can seem like a valid option for the building team that is interested in efficiency and in maintaining bottom-line costs. However, in the long run there are […]

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10 Guidelines for ASTM F2170 Compliance

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

For flooring and concrete professionals, ASTM F2170 provides the standard for using relative humidity (RH) testing when measuring moisture content in concrete slabs. Meeting this standard provides the groundwork for limiting moisture-related flooring problems and the many liabilities and mitigation problems that can result from excess moisture. The standard provides precise guidelines for RH testing […]

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10 Steps to a Distressed Wood Floor

By Jason Spangler in Flooring Types Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Nothing beats the look and charm of a vintage wood floor, and this style of wood floor is gaining popularity with those who that want a lived-in feel for their homes and places of business. Creating that distressed look for a new floor is easy in concept, but it can be time- and labor-intensive and […]

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Moisture Related Flooring Failure: How Bad Can It Be?

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

In any time-pressed building project, there are a number of judgment calls to be made regarding materials, scheduling and “bottom-line” decisions, and often the temptation is to trade time and budget for potential long-term liability issues. However, the stakes are higher than you might think when standing under a looming deadline. Prevention truly becomes the […]

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