Standard Historical Last Updated: Sep 27, 2017
ASTM F2170-16b

Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes

Significance and Use

5.1 Excessive moisture in floor slabs after floor covering has been installed can cause floor covering system failures such as debonding, peaking and deterioration of finish flooring and coatings and microbial growth.

5.2 Manufacturers of such systems generally require moisture testing to be performed before installation on concrete. Internal relative humidity testing is one such method.

5.3 Moisture test results indicate the moisture condition of the slab only at the time of the test and in the specific locations tested.

Scope

1.1 This test method covers the quantitative determination of percent relative humidity in concrete slabs for field or laboratory tests.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Specific warnings are given in Section 7, 10.3.2, and 10.4.4.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: F06.40
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/F2170-16B
ICS Code: 91.080.40