09 61 39 Water Vapor Emission Control

09 61 39 Water Vapor Emission Control


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8.5" x 11"

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09 61 39 Water Vapor Emission Control

Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify Water Vapor Emission Control on projects scheduled to receive floor coverings.

 

Products of this section are required to be tested to ASTM E96 water vapor transmission for compliance with ASTM F3010. 

 

High moisture vapor content in floors can result in loss of adhesion of the finish flooring materials and damage to the finish materials themselves.

 

Work of this section is sometimes included as an allowance since the need for vapor emission control cannot be determined after concrete slabs are poured and cured.

 

Test concrete substrates for water vapor emission, relative humidity, and alkalinity before installing flooring coverings or coatings.

 

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09 61 39 Water Vapor Emission Control

       
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