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ASTM F2170-09

ASTM F2170-09

Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using <bdit> in situ</bdit> Probes

2011-09-22 /Historical
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Moisture permeating from concrete floor slabs affects the performance of flooring systems such as resilient and textile floor coverings and coatings. Manufacturers of such systems generally require moisture testing to be performed before installation on concrete. Internal relative humidity testing is one such method.

Excessive moisture permeating from floor slabs after installation can cause floor covering system failures such as debonding and deterioration of finish flooring and coatings and microbial growth.

Moisture test results indicate the moisture condition of the slab only at the time of the test.


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 given in parentheses are for information only.

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.

concrete; flooring; floors; moisture; relative humidity; Concrete slabs; Field testing--concrete/aggregates; Flooring/floor covering systems (concrete); In-situ inspection/analysis; Laboratory testing; Moisture analysis--concrete; Quantitative analysis/measurement; Relative humidity (RH); Resilient flooring
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