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[#1] Posted: 08/03/2009 - 5:47:39 PM
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Anyone know what a pin moisture meter would read on a "normal" concrete floor? Normal meaning fully cured. This is a basement and house has been there a little over a year. I have read conflicting info on drying times for slabs from 3 months to 2 years.

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[#2] Posted: 08/04/2009 - 06:09:19 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by CheckItOut

Anyone know what a pin moisture meter would read on a "normal" concrete floor? Normal meaning fully cured. This is a basement and house has been there a little over a year. I have read conflicting info on drying times for slabs from 3 months to 2 years.

Try this link, it tells about moisture in concrete and how to test for it. A normal pin meter will not give you a proper reading. You need to drill a hole and place a probe in the hole for a proper reading, and the meter needs to be calibrated or have a concrete setting.

http://www.concreteconstructio...D=259135

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[#3] Posted: 08/05/2009 - 3:32:31 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Scottpat

Quote: Originally posted by CheckItOut

Anyone know what a pin moisture meter would read on a "normal" concrete floor? Normal meaning fully cured. This is a basement and house has been there a little over a year. I have read conflicting info on drying times for slabs from 3 months to 2 years.

Try this link, it tells about moisture in concrete and how to test for it. A normal pin meter will not give you a proper reading. You need to drill a hole and place a probe in the hole for a proper reading, and the meter needs to be calibrated or have a concrete setting.

http://www.concreteconstructio...D=259135


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