Now, the in situ relative humidity test is not only more scientifically accurate and reliable, but also more actionable, providing contractors with usable readings in a fraction of the time of other test methods. If the readings are within the manufacturer’s specifications for the finished flooring products being used, the ASTM update allows you to take steps a full 48 hours earlier and move forward with the flooring installation. On the other hand, if the readings are not within manufacturer specs, you possess this information after just 24 hours and can begin immediately addressing options for keeping the project moving forward.
These results are great news for those utilizing Rapid RH® measurement testing to ensure their flooring projects are not compromised by moisture-related problems. Either way, Rapid RH® testing yields this valuable information almost immediately, avoiding costly delays and potentially enhancing project profitability.
The results also further demonstrate the superiority of Rapid RH® testing over ASTM F1869, the standard for what is often called the calcium chloride (CaCl) test. Not only does Rapid RH® testing generate scientifically sound data that is essential to successful flooring project outcomes in a way that the CaCl test cannot, but it gives these fully accurate and usable results in a fraction of the time.
For all of your flooring projects, be sure you insist on the Rapid RH® concrete relative humidity test by Wagner Meters. It’s fast, easy to use, and complies fully with the ASTM F2170 standard.
Here are several useful resources about the Rapid RH® that you’ll want to check out. These give you the information you need to be sure you are using the Rapid RH® system correctly and getting fast, accurate moisture testing of concrete floors in full compliance with the ASTM F2170 standard. Click an image to download.
For more information about our full line of Rapid RH® products, call our moisture measurement specialists at 541-291-5123 today.