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Concrete Moisture Emission

OnDemand Webinar (89 minutes)

Avoid errors that cost you money or your reputation by understanding the factors that lead to floor covering failure and how to prevent them.

Moisture passing from or through concrete floor slabs is responsible for millions of dollars lost to floor covering system failures every year. Responsible parties often share the cost of failures, which are typically far greater than the initial cost of floor system installation. Cost is often measured in the dollars required to remedy a failure, but it can also be a cost to reputation and the loss of future work. Understanding the factors that lead to failure and acting on them is the most effective means of prevention. This topic will offer an understanding of the changes in products and practices that have lead us to this point. With an increased awareness of these factors you will be better prepared to prevent failures through a more thorough understanding of product and process. Moisture related floor covering system failures are preventable and should never occur. The information will beneficially assist you to become part of the cure and prevention of failure, rather than a defendant in litigation.


George James Donnelly, George Donnelly Testing and Inspections


Modern Floor Covering Systems

• Changes in Floor Covering Materials Mandated by Law

• Changes in Floor Covering Adhesives and Coatings Mandated by Law

• Changes in Floor Covering System Permeability to Meet Consumer Demands

Concrete Floor Slab Elements and Moisture Content

• Concrete Water-Cement Ratio and Aggregate Selection

• Concrete Curing Methods

• Concrete Finishing

Concrete Dryness Testing and Remediation, If Needed

• Understanding Concrete Moisture Testing ASTM F 2170, ASTM F1869, ASTM F710 and Factors That Affect Test Data

• Review Concrete Remediation Systems Focusing on ASTM F3010

• Review High Moisture Adhesives and Floor Covering Systems