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New ASTM 2659 Standard Qualifies Meters Used for Determining Moisture Levels of Floor Slabs

New ASTM 2659 Standard Qualifies Meters Used for Determining Moisture Levels of Floor Slabs

Non-destructive moisture meters are now widely used in determining moisture levels in concrete, gypsum concrete and other types of floor slabs. A new ASTM International standard qualifies the types of meter suitable for this purpose and provides guidelines for how, where and when such moisture meters are used and what limitations exist.

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The new standard, ASTM F2659, Guide for Preliminary Evaluation of Comparative Moisture Condition of Concrete, Gypsum Concrete and Other Floor Slabs and Screeds Using a Non-Destructive Electronic Moisture Meter, was developed by Subcommittee F06.40 on Practices, part of ASTM International Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings.

ASTM F2659 is very useful as a fast and easy preliminary standard because the user can take multiple tests, getting instant readings across the slab in a short time,” says Sean Fallon, an F06.40 member. Fallon notes that the new standard can be used by anyone who needs to be concerned with the moisture condition of a floor slab, including flooring installer, consultants and inspectors, and material manufacturers and suppliers.

 

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The subcommittee invites all interested parties to participate in the further development of ASTM F2659.


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Credit: https://www.astm.org/cms/drupal-7.51/newsroom/new-astm-standard-qualifies-meters-used-determining-moisture-levels-floor-slabs

October 4, 2010

 

 
Added 17 Jan 2019 Author: Tramex
New ASTM 2659 Standard Qualifies Meters Used for Determining Moisture Levels of Floor Slabs
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