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 not, call their technical team and ask the questions. With all areas of ASTM-compliant RH testing, precision is key and data integrity must also be the focus for each flooring professional. Reusable sensors should tesst calibrated by the manufacturer at least once per year, or more often if exposed to conditions that may impact their accuracy. These first five steps are all preparatory and should be done before any sensors or RH probes are installed.

Preparation Confirm your test method equipment meets specifications. October 31, at All sensors must be calibrated no less than 30 days prior to use. How do you handle this problem?

The next five have to do with the proper installation and use of the Trst test method. If you forward to 1: First, I have to state that F is specified for interior applications that are under consistent ambient air controls.

At this point, if one test fails, they all fail. That being said, I have heard a couple of different methods people are using.

10 Guidelines for ASTM F2170 Preparation and Testing

The standard provides precise guidelines for RH testing methods. Some calibration restrictions may apply, so read the standard carefully to be sure your test equipment qualifies for the most recent standard. 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.


In-situ concrete moisture testing places sensors, or probes, inside the slab itself. The first thing I would look at is the assembly that you are installing. The In-Situ Method In-situ probes deepen concrete moisture measurement. Be sure to familiarize yourself with ASTM F and choose the best concrete asm test method for the job.

Once you find out the methodology they require to meet warranty, I stanfard reach out to someone within RCI in your area to conduct the tests. Meeting this standqrd provides the groundwork for limiting moisture-related flooring problems and the many liabilities and mitigation problems that can result from excess moisture. That being said, there are many people that have used F testing methodology for testing roof decks with this understanding. Section 9 of the standard requires that both the slab and the ambient air above it must be at service conditions for a standardd of 48 hours before testing.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. September 2, at 9: 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 mwthod have higher moisture tolerances.

Map your sensor count and location. This process requires time and quantifiable concrete moisture measurements to verify. Without it, even a well-dried and functioning foundation can end up with concrete slab moisture problems. Each hole must have a liner tsandard isolates the sensor from ambient conditions, and sensors must have NIST-traceable calibration.

Is this acceptable or compromise the test? For most RH testing systems, this includes cleaning any debris out of the test hole and inserting the necessary liner in the hole. You consent to our cookies if metbod continue to use our website. When concrete is mixed and poured, water vapor migrates from the bottom of the slab to the surface to evaporate.

Note that standarf liner requirements have been updated and the hole is to be fully lined to meet the ASTM standard. General contractors must stanadrd in mind two interactive processes when they are looking at construction schedules: We have people who use the Rapid RH on shallow pours. And installers are finding results are more accurate and more dependable with RH testing. RH Testing and Reporting Drill and prepare the test holes. ASTM F formally recognizes the use of in situ probes as a means of conducting relative humidity testing.


10 Guidelines for ASTM F Compliance

Thanks for the reply, Patrick. As concrete dries, moisture migrates from the bottom of the slab to the surface where it can evaporate away. Many contractors use vapor barriers directly under the slab to slow moisture permeation.

Use our checklist to record and report the RH readings.

This website uses cookies. We use cookies for shopping cart functionality, to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and awtm analyze our traffic. The total area of the slab and the number of test holes must be recorded on your report.

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?

September 6, at We also will not be shipping on these days, but will resume shipping on Tuesday, January 2nd. Sub-grade water vapor can permeate even well-mixed and applied slabs.

In situ moisture measurement systems are evolving rapidly as a result of ATSM F and reflect the industry realities of the concrete installation business.

I would verify that the hole depths are consistent and that environmental conditions are at service conditions. In celebration of the New Year, we will be closing early at Learn how your comment data is processed.