In-Situ Probe Test - "The New global standard"
When it comes to moisture testing concrete and moisture related flooring problems, there has been a lot of talk about the Anhydrous Calcium Chloride Test (ASTM F-1869) actually being part of the problem. It's been called 'old technology', 'just a surface test' and 'misleading' by many. But who really knows?
In most cases, we wait for manufacturers to lead the way after they do their own product research and development. And while many of us think we may know the answer to the question, "which test is better - In Situ Probe Test or Calcium Chloride Test?", where do you go for confirmation?
Well, to help with this question, here's some great information that a colleague forwarded me which you can link to, and even register for a free one-hour online course, at AIAspec.com.
The course is hosted by Howard Kanare, a nationally recognized expert specializing in the interaction between concrete and floor covering systems. In an article he recently wrote, he explains why the F2170 In-Situ Probe Test is the new global standard.
The information states that if you attend the course, you will:
- Discover why the ASTM F1869 Calcium Chloride test lacks scientific proof for measuring the long-term moisture condition of the concrete slab.
- See how ASTM F2170 relative humidity (RH) testing works.
- Learn why RH is the most accurate test to measure moisture in concrete floor slabs.
- Find out why RH testing is the only method that indicates moisture that will actually come in contact with the flooring after it is installed.