Moisture Testing

Concrete Moisture Testing is an important step prior to installation of flooring.

Installation of materials on top of damp slabs is likely to cause damage to the flooring and microbial or mould growth between the slab and flooring. High moisture content can be found in new concrete slabs if the drying process has not been completed, but also in older slabs after water ingress events or flooding, due to leaking pipes or in areas with a rising water table.

When laying down new flooring over concrete, it is vital to ensure that the concrete slab is sufficiently dry, especially after a water damage event. Laying down new flooring on a wet slab can cause damage to the flooring and encourage mould growth.

Concrete moisture testing is vital prior to the installation of any flooring material.

Surface testing of concrete is likely insufficient to determine moisture content and testing of Relative Humidity (RH) with in-situ probes is the only acceptable method. Australian standards dictate that to deem a concrete slab dry before installation, the concrete slab’s relative humidity must be tested within the concrete and read under 75% RH.

Testing includes the drilling of holes into the slab surface and insertion of sleeves. Sleeves are covered and moisture testing can be carried out 24 hours after.

Our services

  • We can provide a written report with photos which includes how to rectify the moisture problem on your property
  • We can ensure your concrete slab is dry before laying flooring. Having a moisture test before the installation of timber flooring can reduce the risk of timber floor damage such as cupping and peaking

Airbourne Building Solutions conducts concrete moisture testing in accordance with ASTM F2170-18 and as per requirements for flooring installation according to Australian Standard AS1884-2012. A test report with results is provided once the testing process is complete.

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Experienced Team

Experienced experts in mould and toxins inspection, analysis and remediation.

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With formal qualifications in Mould Testing, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, we can help.

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All of our results and tests are analysed by laboratory experts.

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We treat each job as if it was our own.

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We have worked hard to build up a reputation for quality service and support.

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We proudly service all of Perth and regional WA.

Our Happy Client Testimonials

Thankyou to Leigh and the team at Airbourne Building Solution’s.  They were extremely professional from the start and took the time to explain what they were looking for and then such a detailed report without the jargon.

Emily Ward

We were amazed at how much mould was in our home.  Its always had a musty smell that got worse last year.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Airbourne Building Solutions and urge everyone to get their homes tested.

Jessica Green

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