This session will describe the use of tensile pull-off (bond) testing for concrete repairs and bonded overlays. It will provide guidance on applications of the test, industry standards and guidelines, acceptance criteria, proper testing procedures, appropriate equipment, and interpretation and reporting of test results. Bond is important because it relates to structural requirements (e.g. for strengthening and structural repairs) and for durability requirements (e.g. for overlays and cosmetic repairs). Testing of bond is needed to verify that the specified bond requirements have been met and a satisfactory result has been obtained.
Moisture coming from, or through a concrete floor slab, can lead to conditions that are damaging to floor coverings, coatings, the building’s environment, and the ability to store moisture sensitive products directly on a floor slab. In this webinar, attendees will learn where potentially damaging levels of moisture come from, how moisture migrates, and what design measures are an absolute necessity to minimize the risk of moisture-related problems.
Concrete is one of the most versatile building materials in the world and can produce floor slabs that provide an excellent platform for floor coverings and coatings. Water is an essential component of every concrete mixture. Without it, concrete is not workable and finishable. If water is not used, the cement in the mixture cannot hydrate and gain the required strength. However, once placement, finishing, and curing is complete, remaining moisture in the concrete can adversely affect the installation of flooring materials and the behavior of the slab itself. This webinar will discuss the importance of water in a concrete mixture and review a few concrete problems that water can cause, such as shrinkage, curling, ASR, delamination, dusting, and scaling. In addition, attendees will learn the design and construction considerations that can be used to minimize the potentially adverse effects of moisture in concrete.
Testing moisture in concrete doesn't need to be complicated. Five (5) currently recognized ASTM test protocols for testing concrete slabs for moisture will be explained using the "How and Why" perspective while providing the proper, yet basic, scientific context behind their usage.
Moisture-related floor covering and coating failures are a very costly and disruptive issue with the direct and in-direct costs associated with such issues estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars each year in the United States alone. In this session, a brief overview of the previous sessions will be provided and experts in the field of slab moisture, concrete, testing and forensics will answer your industry questions related to the subject.
The mitigation of moisture in concrete floor slabs has become an entire sub-industry to the placement of concrete floor slabs that will receive a moisture-sensitive floor covering or coating. In this webinar, attendees will learn what approaches are being used to mitigate an unacceptably high level of moisture in a concrete floor slab and what pre-installation evaluation procedures are necessary to help ensure the success of a moisture mitigation strategy.
This presentation is based on the updated revisions to the original document entitled Guide for the Selection of Grouts to Control Leakage in Concrete Structures. This webinar addresses the selection of chemical grouts typically used to control and/or mitigate the ingress of water in concrete structures, specifically cracks and joints.