Concrete Moisture Testing
Some level of moisture testing is required on just about any project where flooring will be installed. If you are unsure which tests are required, just give us a call. We have solution specialists on call that can help determine the best scope for any project.
Relative Humidity (RH) testing: ASTM F2170 Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes. Testing with this method will provide you with valuable information about how much moisture is within the concrete.
Calcium Chloride/ Moisture Vapor Emission Rate (MVER) testing: ASTM F1869 Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride. This test method will provide you with valuable information about how much moisture is emitting from the surface of the concrete.
pH Testing: ASTM F710 Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring. This test method measures the concentration of hydrogen ions within an aqueous solution. Both high concentrations (acidic) and low concentrations (alkaline) are known to negatively affect flooring and adhesives.
Our IFTI certified field technicians have the skills and expertise necessary to inspect any floor.
Floor survey: Whether the flooring is failing, is scheduled to be replaced, or has just been installed IFTI can observe and comment on the existing conditions of the flooring system.
Photo survey: A picture can be worth a 1,000 words. If needed we can provide a comprehensive photo survey of an existing floor. Using high resolution cameras and cloud storage, you will have access to many high quality photos at the tip of your fingers.
Interactive 3D Mapping: If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much is a 3D interactive map of your entire project worth? Using cutting edge 3D mapping software, IFTI can capture your entire project in HD. To find out more about the capabilities of the software, call us at 800.490.3657.
Subslab Conditions Inspection (Coring): The quality and location of a vapor retarder is crucial to the success of any on grade flooring installation. Often times the quality and location of the vapor retard is known is existing spaces. In these situations we recommend our subslab condition inspection where we will core through the concrete slab and determine the presence and location of the vapor retarder.
Installation Inspection (site audit): When failure is not an option, installation inspections may be necessary. Our on site installation audits will ensure that you are aware of any issues at the time of the installation, before it's too late. All observations made during these audits will be compiled into a report with photo documentation.
The inspection services above are only a partial list of the services we provide. Many of these offerings started as requests from customers, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call and ask!