ASTM F formally recognizes the use of in situ probes as a means of conducting relative humidity testing. In fact The Standard The In-Situ Method In-situ concrete moisture testing places sensors, or probes, inside the slab itself . This test method covers the quantitative determination of percent relative testing. The ASTM F standard represents a fundamental change in how. This standard is issued under the fixed designation F; the number immediately 1 This test method is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee F06 on.

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If i have an area of approx sq ft and have done the required testing for the area, and 5 fail and 3 pass does the whole area fail? As any professional knows, ASTM standards are established to help guide industry testing and also to help ensure standardized best practices to protect both the installer and the consumer.

October 31, at It has been believed that the change in the desiccant weight could be translated into a moisture ratio for the concrete beneath. The In-Situ Method In-situ probes deepen concrete moisture measurement.

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Each hole must have a liner that isolates the sensor from ambient conditions, and sensors must have NIST-traceable calibration. Your email address will not be published. And moisture can still be an issue at grade so concrete foundations must be designed to include proper moisture drainage. Note that the liner requirements have been updated and the hole is to be fully lined to meet the ASTM standard.

Concrete absorbs water vapor from the air under high ambient humidity; concrete releases more water vapor when the humidity of the surrounding air is low.

10 Guidelines for ASTM F Compliance

After the initial reading, readings can be updated at any time desired with two conditions in mind: That being said, I have heard a couple of different methods people are using. Map your sensor count and location. While any professional must understand the exact requirements of standard F the most recent versionthe following are 10 guidelines to help standqrd that you have met the criteria laid out in ASTM F Each test hole must be drilled to the depth determined at Step 5 above section 10 of ASTM F and properly prepared.


In celebration of the New Year, we will be closing early at In-situ concrete moisture testing places sensors, or probes, inside the slab itself. October 27, at Thanks for shandard reply, Patrick. General contractors must bear in mind two interactive processes when they are looking at construction schedules: If not, call their technical team and ask the questions.

10 Guidelines for ASTM F2170 Preparation and Testing

Once you find out the methodology they require to meet warranty, I would reach out to someone within RCI in your area to stsndard the tests. September 6, at Can you please let me know your recommendation on this? The depth is calculated to the bottom of the test hole the location of the installed RH sensor or probe.

The total area of the slab and the number of test holes must be recorded on your report. Some calibration restrictions may apply, so read the standard carefully to be sure your test equipment qualifies for the most recent standard. The MVER is defined as the rate of water vapor emissions from the surface of concrete and is determined with the use of a desiccant material sealed to the slab surface for a specified time period, then measured. The next five have to sfandard with the proper installation and use of the RH test method.

Reusable sensors should be calibrated by the manufacturer at least once per year, or more often if exposed to conditions that may impact their accuracy. The standard provides precise guidelines for RH testing methods. Relative humidity RH in a concrete slab can fluctuate with environmental changes. UPS peak season may cause delays. Does the finish roof product have specifications for testing the concrete deck? Jason, I appreciate this means to contact you.


If you forward to 1: In that case, builders did not allow the slab sufficient time for concrete moisture levels to equilibrate reach equilibrium moisture content according to relative humidity RH. Make sure your calibration is up to date.

This will NOT be valid for ASTM compliance, but can certainly provide a target timeline for schedule decisions or for choosing alternate adhesive or flooring options that might have higher moisture tolerances. We also will not be shipping on these days, but will resume shipping on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Meeting this standard provides the groundwork for limiting moisture-related flooring problems and the many liabilities and mitigation problems that can result from excess moisture. September 2, at standadr June 8, at 1: Preparation Confirm your test method equipment meets specifications. April 7, at 3: For flooring and concrete professionals, ASTM F provides the standard for using relative humidity RH testing when measuring moisture content in concrete ast.

Learn how your comment data is processed. In situ moisture measurement systems are evolving rapidly as a result of ATSM F and reflect the industry realities of the concrete installation business. The only thing we recommend is that you ensure that there is a good seal between the sensor body and the concrete wall. Section 11 of ASTM F details the requirements of each report, including test hole location, dates and times of measurements, Metod reading, temperature reading, and any other conditions that might impact the RH reading see section 11 for complete reporting requirements.

For most RH testing systems, this includes cleaning any debris out of the test hole and inserting the necessary liner in the hole. RH Testing and Reporting Drill and prepare the test holes. This process requires time and quantifiable concrete moisture measurements to verify.