Moisture Measurement

Accurate measurement of the Relative Humidity in a subfloor is the key to identifying the correct method to produce a successful flooring installation. Armed with this knowledge the specifier is able to make informed choices based on minimising costs versus the speed of finishing the job to a clients satisfaction.

In any circumstance where the floor slab contains significant amounts of moisture, if floorcoverings are installed without precautions being taken, the floorcovering will reduce moisture release thereby trapping moisture under the covering with the potential to cause blisters or even failure of the adhesive.

When problems like this occur (after floorcovering installation) there is no 'quick fix' other than to undertake an expensive rip out, then to either let the floor dry or apply a STOPGAPWaterproof Surface Membrane (WSM) and install a new floorcovering.

The difficulty is that moisture is not always visible and estimates of drying times can be very inaccurate.

Moisture Measurement