Guide for Concrete Slabs that Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring Materials
|Publication Date:||1 January 2006|
Delamination, blistering, staining, mold growth, and other
problems related to the installation and performance of
moisture-sensitive flooring materials on concrete slabs are common.
The problems include claims for total failure of the flooring
The objective of this document is to reduce the potential for moisture-related problems in both slabs-on-ground and suspended slabs. It provides basic information on the concrete drying process, moisture behavior in concrete, testing for pH and moisture, and vapor retarders/barriers. Based on this information, recommendations for the design and construction of concrete slabs that will receive moisture-sensitive or pHsensitive flooring materials or coatings are presented.