Standard Practices for Determining Moisture-Related Acceptability of Concrete Floors to Receive Moisture-Sensitive Finishes
|Publication Date:||10 December 1997|
|ICS Code (Concrete and concrete products):||91.100.30|
1.1 These practices include both quantitative and qualitative procedures used to determine the amount of water or water vapor present in or emitting from concrete slabs and criteria for evaluating the moisture-related acceptability of concrete slabs to receive moisture-sensitive manufactured finish products, including certain types of resilient flooring (see Terminology F 141), carpet tiles, carpet, and wood flooring, as well as related adhesives.
1.2 Although coatings, films, and paints are not specifically intended to be included in the category of "moisture sensitive finishes" the procedures included in these practices may be useful for evaluating the moisture-related acceptability of concrete slabs for such finishes.
1.3 These practices do not cover the adequacy of a concrete floor to perform its structural requirements.
1.4 These practices do not include procedures to determine the presence of non-moisture related impediments to the application of finishes.
1.5 These practices do not supersede the specific instructions or recommendations of manufacturers for their flooring finishes.
1.6 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.