DELMHORST MOISTURE METERS PROVIDE A QUICK READ ON DAMPNESS IN CONCRETE
Dec 20, 2013 - TOWACO, N.J
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Nancy Sergeant, Sergeant Marketing, 973-334-6666, email@example.com
Paul Laurenzi, Delmhorst Instrument Co, 877-335-6467, firstname.lastname@example.org
TOWACO, N.J. – (December 20, 2013) – No matter what your construction project entails a solid foundation will ensure a successful job. Excess moisture or uneven distribution of moisture can cause problems in subfloor and exposed concrete flooring situations and flooring professionals must do a little due diligence prior to any installation. Delmhorst Instrument Company’s moisture meters are an uncomplicated and accurate solution to test for dampness in concrete.
“Technicians know that all concrete contains moisture, but excessive moisture can cause a multitude of problems from pop-outs and cracking to spalling. If left untreated, at some point in time, problems will arise,” said Paul Laurenzi, vice president of Sales & Marketing for Delmhorst Instrument Co. “Proper testing of the concrete’s %RH (Relative Humidity) is essential to avoid any future issues and there are multiple testing methods available on the market today.”
Some of the concrete testing methods are:
- The ASTM standard test (ASTMF-2170-11) involves an analysis of relative humidity within a concrete slab. This is accomplished by drilling holes in the concrete surface (three within the first 1,000 square feet of the concrete slab and one per 1,000 square feet thereafter). Sleeves are inserted and left for 72 hours in the drilled holes before probes are inserted and left in place for 1 hour before readings are taken.
- Calcium Chloride test which used to be the universal test is still acceptable by many technicians, but gradually being replaced by other testing methods available today.
- Concrete Moisture Meters offer a relatively quick and easy testing alternative today. Delmhorst moisture meters including the TotalCheck 3-in-1 meter and the HT-4000F stand-alone thermo-hygrometer are designed to comply with ASTM F2170-11 standards for measuring concrete moisture content in-situ.
If you are unsure of the testing method that is best for your project you should consult with a specialist,” added Laurenzi.
All Delmhorst meters are manufactured and serviced in the United States and available through our worldwide distribution network. Visitors to the Delmhorst at the World of Concrete (WOC) 2014 booth who purchase one of Delmhorst’s products will receive a 10% discount and free shipping, which is good for 30 days after the show (good through February 23, 2014).
WOC 2014 attendees can see an array of Delmhorst instruments, including the HT 4000, TotalCheck, Proscan and TechScan at Booth #S12515 located at The Las Vegas Convention Center, January 21 – 24, 2014, Tuesday – Thursday from 7am – to – 5pm, and Friday from 7am – to – 1pm.
About Delmhorst Instrument Company
For over 65 years, Delmhorst Instrument Co. has been the leading manufacturer of American-made high-quality moisture meters and thermo-hygrometers. Delmhorst meters undergo independent third party testing to meet rigorous standards. They are used for a wide variety of applications, including restoration, IAQ, flooring, woodworking/lumber, construction, agriculture, and paper. Initially, Delmhorst sold one model to building superintendents in New York City to help them identify leaks in roofs and plaster walls. Today, the company serves more industries than all of its competitors combined, and is recognized as the market leader in each of those industries. For further information contact: Paul Laurenzi is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Delmhorst Instrument Co. at 1-877-DELMHORST (335-6467) or visit us at www.delmhorst.com for details on the entire line of products. We also invite you to visit our blog, Moisture Matters and leave a comment.
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Moisture meters are essential tools for the most demanding flooring applications. Visit our booth to see our redesigned RH sensors that meet the ASTM F2170-11 latest requirements. Also check out our NEW TechScan and ProScan pinless moisture meters. 65 years of experience enables Delmhorst Instrument Co. to offer top quality moisture meters at competitive prices that customers can trust and use with confidence. You will discover we strive to provide meters that are reliable, easy to use and backed by Delmhorst’s superior customer care.
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