DataGrabbers: Automatic, Easy, and Accurate Concrete Moisture Testing
The Rapid RH® testing system by Wagner Meters is the simplest and easiest way to test your concrete slab’s moisture condition. The Rapid RH alone is really all you need.
But what about small, mundane tasks, like constantly taking handwritten notes of your moisture readings or repeatedly bending over to obtain the readings in the first place? These actions slow you down; honestly, they are just plain tiring.
That’s why Wagner Meters has taken the time to make the Rapid RH L6 concrete moisture test simpler than it already is with the DataGrabbers®!
These compact little gadgets pack a punch as they completely automate the reporting of moisture readings with the Rapid RH L6 system.
In this article, you’ll learn about how DataGrabbers and the supporting Rapid RH L6 technology can improve your life. So if you want to stop wasting your time and start making your job much more effortless, keep reading.
But first, let’s do a quick review of the simplest moisture testing system out there.
The Rapid RH System
The Rapid RH is the simplest ASTM F2170 compliant moisture testing system. Its ease and accessibility mean that you can make sure that 1) you are using it properly and 2) that you’re getting data that will help you.
Within the Rapid RH system are the Rapid RH L6 sensors. These single-use sensors are the one-stop shop for concrete moisture testing. Once placed within the slab, these sensors can remain there, and conditions can be monitored over time if desired by connecting with the Total Reader®.
If you want to have only one tool in your concrete moisture testing arsenal, the Rapid RH L6 sensors should be that tool. However, if you’re looking for automated reading and reporting to make the entire process even more efficient, the DataGrabbers are a great addition.
Why You Should Use DataGrabbers
We don’t doubt for a second that the DataGrabbers will seriously improve your workflow and make assessing concrete moisture much easier. Here are some of our favorite reasons why you should be using the DataGrabbers:
They automate your moisture readings
One of the primary reasons for using DataGrabbers is because they automate your moisture readings.
These self-contained devices fit right into the Rapid RH L6 Smart Sensors, and they provide time-stamped readings at intervals that you determine.
This means that after placing the DataGrabber with Bluetooth® technology, all you have to do is pull up your DataMaster™ L6 app on your mobile device to see your moisture readings. That’s because they automatically transfer to the app via Bluetooth. It’s that simple! You can throw away that pad and pencil because thanks to Wagner’s technology, you won’t need them anymore!
They help you anticipate the drying time of a slab
When you use the DataMaster app along with the Bluetooth-enabled DataGrabbers, you can use the collected moisture data to generate useful reports.
These reports help you analyze trends in the moisture drying time, see time-stamped readings, RH levels, temperature levels, and more.
Being able to anticipate the drying time of the slab means that you can give your clients realistic timelines, increasing your credibility and giving you peace of mind that your job will be well done.
The concrete moisture testing trio of your dreams
The DataGrabber with Bluetooth, paired with the Rapid RH L6 and the Datamaster app, comprise a great combination of tools that will record moisture measurements accurately, store them safely, and display helpful trending charts.
And if you’re looking to add a fourth bonus tool, Wagner’s C555 concrete moisture meter can pinpoint the hotspots in your concrete. No more guesswork regarding where to place your L6 sensors and no more wasting sensors or DataGrabbers in spots where moisture analysis might be redundant.
At the end of the day, this trio—plus the C555, if you really want to maximize your time—means that you will have more time for new projects, more time for yourself, more time for your family, more time for whatever!
So check out our complete Rapid RH concrete moisture testing system and make your job a whole lot easier.
Previously published in Commercial Flooring Report magazine.
Jason has 20+ years’ experience in sales and sales management in a spectrum of industries and has successfully launched a variety of products to the market, including the original Rapid RH® concrete moisture tests. He currently works with Wagner Meters as our Rapid RH® product sales manager.