June 2014 Rapid RH Newsletter – Save Time and Your Reputation on the Jobsite
Provides Easy Solution for Flooring Installers
Rogue River, Oregon – June 16, 2014 – Wagner Meters (www.wagnermeters.com), the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of moisture meters, announced today that it is now selling the Hilti TE-CD hammer drill bit. The drill bit enables flooring installers, inspectors and other professionals to easily and quickly create clean dust-free holes in concrete to place Wagner Meters’ Rapid RH® Smart Sensors at the correct depth so they can get the most accurate moisture readings.
PREVENTING CALL BACKS: 3 TIPS TO SAVE YOUR TIME AND REPUTATION
Nothing can ruin your day faster than a callback to a job site you thought you were finished with. Callbacks inevitably cost you time, money, reputation and hassle as you determine what the cause of the problem is, who is responsible, and what it will take to correct the problem. At no time is this truer than when the problem is a moisture issue related to the concrete slab. Moisture-related concrete problems can show up in slab strength, performance or appearance, warping or cracked flooring, adhesive failures, mold, finish flaws and more.
Prevention is really your best option but, by definition, prevention happens before a problem could possibly arise, right? Here are three tips to provide that ounce of prevention and save you the trouble of preventable call backs.
Doing It Right the First Time Is Green
In the constant search for finding new ways to better manage environmental resources and to provide “greener” building technology, it is understandable that research into new and innovative technologies and materials have been forefront in industry news. This has applied to concrete in a number of ways – experimental aggregates, changes to sealants and adhesives, and a variety of admixtures that serve both functional and decorative purposes.
We’d also like to add a reminder to the discussion: If any concrete is installed with proper attention given to moisture measurement during the drying process, it ultimately benefits the environment, the industry and the individual professionals that rely on concrete in their trades. Doing it right the first time significantly minimizes the negative impact that moisture-compromised concrete will always present in terms of environmental stewardship.
Rapid RH® Forum Post
Subject: Moisture going up
A big commercial site, not fully closed yet: Re-readings done a few weeks after initial sensor insertions showed some readings actually higher than the first readings, by up to 3%.
2 x brand new sensors were put into an area approximately 100m2, the area was sealed off with plastic sheets and dehums run for a week. Three weeks after the first readings; one sensor read the same and one was higher by 2.5%.
The surface was highly burnished and a basic bead test didn’t penetrate after 60 secs…