The second type of wood moisture meter is a pinless—or nondestructive—meter, which rests on top of the flooring. on Aug 23, 2018 10:23:15 AM. I eventually got a grout scraper and scrapped for only about 2 mins and water shot up approx 10 inches high for about 5 seconds. Thanks a lot for your article and some brilliant answers. The real risk to a successful floor lies with the moisture that can accumulate within the layer between the concrete slab and the flooring itself. I agree with your conclusions on my readings when measuring internally in the slab. Can you help with identifying the cause of the problem and proposing a solution. I know the floor will still get wet when the dew point is the right temperature, but I think the interlocking planks are tight enough so water does not leak through, or we will use some silicone sealer in the locks when we lay the vinyl planks. The typically accepted concrete moisture testing methods for installing flooring are the calcium chloride test and the in situ relative humidity test. I’ve already suffered with my flooring moisture problem. He currently works with Wagner Meters as our Rapid RH® product sales manager. Good luck. The cause can also be standing water underneath the house. Let me know if you would like some more information or you can give us a call at 800-634-9961. Here’s a short list of 10 of the common issues related to moisture that can be found in different types of flooring: Wood flooring can be significantly affected by an excess or lack of moisture. We purchased our home in 2009 with basic flooring installed. I have recently started remodeling a house that was build in 1950. There are no signs of mildew on the walls but I am noticing the floor in the bathroom (ceramic Tiles) are moist and the flooring in the hallway near the bathroom is weltering or bubbling up ( floor is laminate wood flooring) What could be causing this and what and who should I Call? We did not tell them it would eventually be closed in as an interior room. The engineered bamboo flooring as cupping when we moved in and buckled that November. Please help or advise . Get it as soon as Wed, Dec 9. Hi. THANKS. Three days ago a professional came to install the toilet bowl correctly and he said that there is moist under the laminate, the laminate is still wet. Thanks for the question. If there is not a leak then do we just have a high moisture slab? Hi Jason, you are so knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the slab was not leveled properly, which led to a number of dead spots and possibly buckling. Thanks for the question. Personally, especially if you are going to be installing the finished floor product down, I would want to know the internal relative humidity of the slab. Thanks for the comment/question. Thanks for the question. Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BoostLee, Jan 7, 2020. There really isn’t a way, that I am aware, to test moisture in the carpet itself. You get a call 9 months later the hardwood floor is cupped. It is always dry except when the Spring/Summer/Fall ambient air dew point and floor temperatures meet and the water vapor turns to water and drops on the floor. As a hygroscopic material, wood will absorb or release moisture until it reaches equilibrium with its surroundings. My guess is reasonable temperature with the addition of some type of dehumidification, if your HVAC isn’t suitably equipped, will be the prescribed method for continuing the drying process. Condensation develops on a slab that has a lower temperature and moisture level than the air’s dew point. We had new concrete poured for a patio. I am the first owner. Leave them for short period of time and see if the paper product shows any discoloration. The way they are installing the new floor is by first putting .5″ to 3/4″ of plywood and then nail the solid wood on top. The so called underlayment seal tapes seem like a gimmick.

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