NEW CONSTRUCTION CONCRETE CANNOT PASS FIELD MOISTURE TESTS ...and this is NOT new information
"In many cases ample drying time or suitable drying conditions are not available. In these cases a topical moisture & pH suppression system can be installed to protect the applied flooring materials from moisture-related conditions and allow the flooring installation to proceed on schedule."
- STARNET Commercial Flooring Cooperative; Moisture Mitigation Guide; Topical Moisture & pH Suppression Systems for Concrete Sub-floors, Volume 1.2 (October 2006)
“Many slabs constructed with either normalweight or lightweight concrete are not drying sufficiently to meet the moisture levels required for installation of flooring materials within the allowable project schedule. So, unless many months of very favorable interior drying conditions are provided, it will be difficult for a concrete slab to reach the moisture levels currently required…”
- American Concrete Institute’s monthly magazine, Concrete International; "Another Look At Drying Of Lightweight Concrete," Peter Craig & Bill Wolfe (January 2012)
This leads to:
Interminable rounds of testing
Warranties being withheld
Forced use of expensive topical moisture mitigation systems
Each year, North American commercial property owners spend in excess of a BILLION dollars on moisture vapor remediation on brand new concrete slabs
BREAK THE CYCLE AND RETAIN CONTROL OF YOUR PROJECT BUDGET & SCHEDULE
At 1/10th the cost of most effective topical treatments, the Barrier One Admixture System and project specific quality control process is the most cost effective way to stay on schedule and on budget.