Still getting relative humidity (RH) reading of 99%. What to do?
- Humid regions can influence the relative humidity (RH) in concrete
- Room’s with high humidity make it difficult for moisture to escape concrete
- Room’s humidity will equalize without HVAC running well
Date that the Slab was Poured
- Fresh slabs take longer to dry out (ideal conditions: 1 month for every inch)
- Moisture can penetrate through the bottom of concrete
- Older pours might not have a vapor barrier
Room Does Not Have HVAC Running
- HVAC systems pull small amounts of moisture out of a room
- Mitigation services specialize in pulling large amounts of moisture out of rooms
- HVAC systems are important when heating up a room
- Moisture likes to leave concrete when the air is warmer than the slab
Room is Colder than Concrete Slab
- Moisture will stay in the concrete if the slab is warmer than the air
You may want to look into Moisture Mitigation. It can be time-consuming and costly.
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