How to Properly Document Concrete RH Testing

How to Properly Document Concrete RH Testing

By Wagner Meters in Useful Job Tips Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

In this video Jason Spangler explains the proper way to document concrete relative humidity testing using the Rapid RH® test and the importance of using a hygrometer. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims […]

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Why Concrete Dew Point Is Important in Flooring Installations

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In this video Jason Spangler, Rapid RH® Product Specialist explains the importance of and which tools you will need to determine the dew point of a concrete slab, a necessary yet rarely talked about aspect of the flooring installation process. Here Jason demonstrates the relationship between a digital thermo-hygrometer and an infrared thermometer. Using these […]

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Flooring Contractor Tips for No Callbacks

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Jason’s top three tips to prevent callbacks: 1: Get involved early 2: Understand product moisture tolerances 3: Do accurate moisture testing Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to provide solutions in moisture measurement […]

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5 On the Job Tips for Relative Humidity Testing

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Jason reviews 5 tips he’s picked up in the field. These include proper usage of a masonry drill bit, proper installation of the Rapid RH® Smart Sensors and practical solutions to protecting your tests on a busy construction site. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call […]

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Two Concrete Moisture Measurement Myths Debunked

By Wagner Meters in Troubleshooting Floor Failures Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

 Jason Spangler describes two common myths the concrete flooring industry has about moisture in concrete slabs. Two common myths debunked: 1. If the concrete is old, it’s got to be dry. 2. Elevated slabs don’t need to be tested for moisture since moisture can’t get to them. Read the article, 5 Myths About Moisture […]

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Sand Blotter Layer Causes Havoc in Concrete Slabs

By Wagner Meters in Troubleshooting Floor Failures Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Jason Spangler compares how educated the industry has become about the construction of slabs since 2006. He also discusses how an outdated code set up a contractor’s floor for failure. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American […]

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Concrete Relative Humidity Manufacturer’s Specifications

By Wagner Meters in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

In this video Jason Spangler introduces the website www.RHSpec.com. A reference website designed for Architects and Engineers. This site also contains a link to a constantly updated list of manufacturers that specify relative humidity in concrete. The links take you directly to that manufacturer’s website page where the specifications are listed. Questions or comments? Drop […]

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Calcium Carbide: How NOT to Test for Concrete Moisture

By Wagner Meters in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Jason Spangler, Wagner Meters’ Rapid RH® Product Specialist, demonstrates why the method for testing the moisture condition in a concrete slab has shifted from outdated, “Because that’s the way my dad did it” methods, like calcium carbide and calcium chloride tests, to the much more accurate and user-friendly in situ RH testing method such as […]

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Install Self-Leveling Products After RH Measurements

By Wagner Meters in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Jason Spangler explains the importance of doing moisture testing prior to the installation of self-leveling products. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to provide solutions in moisture measurement technology that will enhance the […]

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Relative Humidity in Elevated Slabs

By Wagner Meters in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

You already know that you should test moisture in elevated slabs. Now learn how to complete that testing in the field with accurate results. The ASTM does not have guidelines in this type of testing. However, industry expert, Jason Spangler, explains two different ways on how to find that 40% depth when testing moisture in […]

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Reduce The Risk of Flooring Problems By Concrete Moisture Testing

By Wagner Meters in The Rapid RH® Concrete Moisture Test Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Learn the science behind relative humidity in concrete and why the state-of-the-art Rapid RH® probe is a cost-effective, critical tool for flooring projects. Veteran concrete construction and flooring industry specialists Howard Kanare, Peter Craig, and Ray Thompson weigh in on the benefits of RH testing. Together, these top experts have more than 100 years of […]

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How to Overcome a Wet Concrete Slab

By Wagner Meters in Drying Concrete Slabs Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 1 Comment

 Scroll down for video transcript Jason Spangler, the Flooring Product Sales Manager for Wagner Meters, discusses the two main ways to deal with a concrete slab that is too wet to install flooring. Disclaimer: The Swedish Concrete Association method is a guideline only and should not be used as part of any construction document. […]

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How HVAC Affects Concrete Moisture Tests

By Wagner Meters in Drying Concrete Slabs Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

 In this video Jason Spangler explains why having the HVAC up and running is critical when testing a concrete slab for moisture. Even relative humidity testing. Not only is having the HVAC up and running to match the service conditions that the building will be at once it is occupied required per the ASTM […]

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How Fast Does Concrete Dry? The Million Dollar Question

By Wagner Meters in Drying Concrete Slabs Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Jason Spangler answers the question…and more. Listen as he also explains the relationship between curing and drying and offers tips on expediting the drying process. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to provide […]

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Decorative Concrete Tips and Moisture

By Wagner Meters in Decorative Concrete Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Jason Spangler, Flooring Product Sales Manager for Wagner Meters, discusses three moisture issues in decorative concrete applications: high water to cement ratio in the concrete, lack of curing of the concrete slab, and high moisture concrete in the slab. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call […]

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Can Concrete Moisture Destroy Decorative Concrete?

By Wagner Meters in Decorative Concrete Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Jason Spangler discusses the decorative concrete industry. At World of Concrete, he found that many were more interested in concrete moisture testing because the types of products that are used in the decorative concrete industry are becoming less breathable. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call […]

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How to Properly Drill a Concrete RH Probe Hole

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Jason Spangler, Flooring Sales Manager for Wagner Meters, explains the best way to ensure that you have drilled to the proper depth when installing a Rapid RH® relative humidity (RH) sensor. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned […]

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How to Calibrate the Rapid RH® Digital pH Meter

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

In this video, Rapid RH® Product Specialist Jason Spangler demonstrates how quick and easy it is to properly calibrate the Rapid RH® Digital pH Meter. The new Rapid RH® Digital pH Meter takes the guesswork out of determining the pH level in a concrete slab. Thankfully, you know longer have to rely on matching up […]

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Jason’s Rapid RH® EX Installation Video

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

In this video Jason Spangler, Rapid RH® Product Specialist demonstrates the improvements the New ASTM F2170-11 compliant Rapid RH® 4.0 EX. Jason walks you through the changes made to the Smart Sensor, why those changes were made, and demonstrates just how easy proper installation is. The Rapid RH® 4.0 EX includes extensions that allow you […]

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The Complete Line of Rapid RH® Products

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Jason Spangler, Wagner Meters’ Rapid RH® Product Specialist, introduces the complete Rapid RH product line engineered to provide you with the most accurate system for testing concrete slabs. The Rapid RH® products not only allow you to test the slab’s moisture condition, but also pH, temperature, dew point, as well as the relative humidity in […]

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