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ASTM F3010 - 13

Standard Practice for Two-Component Resin Based Membrane-Forming Moisture Mitigation Systems for Use Under Resilient Floor Coverings

Active Standard ASTM F3010 | Developed by Subcommittee: F06.40

Book of Standards Volume: 15.04

Significance and Use 

4.1 Moisture permeating from concrete substrates can detrimentally affect the performance of resilient floor covering systems. All resilient flooring and adhesive manufacturers have a maximum acceptable level of moisture in which their products can perform satisfactorily. If pre-installation moisture tests indicate that the moisture level is unacceptable for the specified floor covering to be installed, one option is to apply a topical treatment to the concrete substrate surface to mitigate the moisture condition. Experience has shown that certain types of membrane-forming moisture mitigation systems have more desirable properties and successful performance than others. Requirements for membrane-forming moisture mitigation systems to be used, and other related details, are generally included as part of the project plans, or specification details, and may vary from the minimum recommendations set forth in this practice.

4.2 This practice is intended for use after it has been determined that a floor moisture condition exceeds the resilient floor covering or adhesive manufacturer’s requirements, or both, as tested according to Test Methods F1869F2170, and F2420.

4.3 Membrane-forming moisture mitigation systems are not intended for use over gypsum-based substrates or other moisture sensitive substrates.

1. Scope

1.1 This practice covers the properties, application, and performance of a two-component resin based membrane-forming moisture mitigation system to high moisture concrete substrates prior to the installation of resilient flooring.

1.2 This practice includes recommendations for the preparation of the concrete surface to receive a two-component resin based membrane-forming moisture mitigation system.

1.3 This practice does not supersede written instructions of the two-component resin based membrane-forming moisture mitigation system manufacturer, the resilient flooring manufacturer, underlayment manufacturer, the adhesive manufacturer, or other components of the finish flooring system, or combinations thereof. Users of this practice shall review manufacturer’s technical data sheets and installation instructions for compatibility of system components.

1.4 The following membrane-forming or non membrane-forming moisture mitigation systems are not included in the scope of this practice:

1.4.1 Moisture mitigation systems that chemically react with any constituent of the concrete to form a gel or crystalline substance within the concrete.

1.4.2 Penetrating, water- or solvent-based compounds that do not form a continuous membrane on the concrete surface.

1.4.3 Water-based membrane-forming moisture mitigation systems are not included in the scope of this document.

1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


2. Referenced Documents 

ASTM Standards

C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)

C1583 Test Method for Tensile Strength of Concrete Surfaces and the Bond Strength or Tensile Strength of Concrete Repair and Overlay Materials by Direct Tension (Pull-off Method)

D7234 Test Method for Pull-Off Adhesion Strength of Coatings on Concrete Using Portable Pull-Off Adhesion Testers

E96 Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials

F141 Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings

F1869 Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride

F2170 Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes

F2420 Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity on the Surface of Concrete Floor Slabs Using Relative Humidity Probe Measurement and Insulated Hood

Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) Standards

Recommended Work Practices for the Removal of Resi

Keywords

Concrete - Film Thickness - Moisture - Moisture Content - Permeability - Plastics - Resilient Floor Coverings - Resilient Flooring - Resins - Thickness - Vapor Permeance

ICS Number Code 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)

UNSPSC Code 13111000(Resins)

Referencing This Standard

http://www.astm.org/cgi-bin/resolver.cgi?F3010

DOI: 10.1520/F3010

Citation Format

ASTM F3010-13, Standard Practice for Two-Component Resin Based Membrane-Forming Moisture Mitigation Systems for Use Under Resilient Floor Coverings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

Follow ASTM F710-11 and Check Product Data Sheets for Alkalinity (pH) Tolerances. Adhesives Generally Fail at pH-9. Epoxy Coatings Generally Fail at pH-12

ASTM F710 - 11

Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring

Active Standard ASTM F710 | Developed by Subcommittee: F06.40

Book of Standards Volume: 15.04

Abstract

This practice covers the procedure for determining the acceptability of concrete floors for the installation of resilient flooring. It also includes suggestions for ensuring that the constructed concrete floor is acceptable for such installations but does not cover tests for adequacy of the concrete floor to perform structural requirements. A permanent, effective moisture vapor retarder, of the specified thickness and permeance, is required under all on- or below-grade concrete floors. Concrete floors for resilient floorings should be permanently dry, clean, smooth, structurally sound, and free of substances that may prevent adhesive bonding. Surface cracks, grooves, depression, control joints or other non-moving joints, and other irregularities should be filled or smoothed with latex patching or a recommended underlayment compound. The surface of the floor should be cleaned by scraping, brushing, vacuuming, or any other method. All concrete slabs should be tested for moisture regardless of age or grade level while all concrete floors should be tested for pH before installing resilient flooring.

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

1. Scope

1.1 This practice covers the determination of the acceptability of a concrete floor for the installation of resilient flooring.

1.2 This practice includes suggestions for the construction of a concrete floor to ensure its acceptability for installation of resilient flooring.

1.3 This practice does not cover the adequacy of the concrete floor to perform its structural requirements.

1.4 This practice covers the necessary preparation of concrete floors prior to the installation of resilient flooring.

1.5 This practice does not supersede in any manner the resilient flooring or adhesive manufacturer's written instructions. Consult the individual manufacturer for specific recommendations.

1.6 Although carpet tiles, carpet, wood flooring, coatings, films, and paints ae not specifically intended to be included in the category of resilient floor coverings, the procedures included in this practice may be useful for preparing concrete floors to receive such finishes.

1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. See , 7.1.1, and 7.1.2 for specific warning statements.

1.8 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.


2. Referenced Documents 

ASTM Standards

C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)

C472 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Gypsum, Gypsum Plasters and Gypsum Concrete

D4259 Practice for Abrading Concrete

D4263 Test Method for Indicating Moisture in Concrete by the Plastic Sheet Method

D4397 Specification for Polyethylene Sheeting for Construction, Industrial, and Agricultural Applications

E1155 Test Method for Determining FF Floor Flatness and FL Floor Levelness Numbers

E1486 Test Method for Determining Floor Tolerances Using Waviness, Wheel Path and Levelness Criteria

E1745 Specification for Plastic Water Vapor Retarders Used in Contact with Soil or Granular Fill under Concrete Slabs

F141 Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings

F710 Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring

F1869 Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride

F2170 Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes

Keywords

Concrete - Flooring And Floor Covering Systems - Resilient Flooring - Terrazzo Flooring

ICS Number Code 91.060.30 (Ceilings. Floors. Stairs); 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)

UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars); 30161700(Flooring)

Referencing This Standard

http://www.astm.org/cgi-bin/resolver.cgi?F710

DOI: 10.1520/F0710-11

Citation Format

ASTM F710-11, Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

Verify Independent ASTM E96 Testing of Moisture Mitigation Products for Moisture Vapor Perm Rating and ASTM F3010-13 Compliance

ASTM E96 / E96M - 16

Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials

Active Standard ASTM E96 / E96M | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.33

Book of Standards Volume: 04.06

Significance and Use

5.1 The purpose of these tests is to obtain, by means of simple apparatus, reliable values of water vapor transfer through permeable and semipermeable materials, expressed in suitable units. These values are for use in design, manufacture, and marketing. A permeance value obtained under one set of test conditions may not indicate the value under a different set of conditions. For this reason, the test conditions should be selected that most closely approach the conditions of use. While any set of conditions may be used and those conditions reported, standard conditions that have been useful are shown in Appendix X1.

1. Scope

1.1 These test methods cover the determination of water vapor transmission (WVT) of materials through which the passage of water vapor may be of importance, such as paper, plastic films, other sheet materials, fiberboards, gypsum and plaster products, wood products, and plastics. The test methods are limited to specimens not over 11/4 in. [32 mm] in thickness except as provided in Section 9. Two basic methods, the Desiccant Method and the Water Method, are provided for the measurement of permeance, and two variations include service conditions with one side wetted and service conditions with low humidity on one side and high humidity on the other. Agreement should not be expected between results obtained by different methods. The method should be selected that more nearly approaches the conditions of use.

1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. However, derived results can be converted from one system to the other using appropriate conversion factors (see Table 1).

(A) These units are used in the construction trade. Other units may be used in other standards.
(B) All conversions of mm Hg to Pa are made at a temperature of 0°C.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


2. Referenced Documents

ASTM Standards

C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation

C1809 Practice for Preparation of Specimens and Reporting of Results for Permeance Testing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Sealed Joints in Insulation Vapor Retarders

D449/D449M Specification for Asphalt Used in Dampproofing and Waterproofing

D2301 Specification for Vinyl Chloride Plastic Pressure-Sensitive Electrical Insulating Tape

E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 77.040.99 (Other methods of testing metals)

Referencing This Standard

http://www.astm.org/cgi-bin/resolver.cgi?E96E96M

DOI: 10.1520/E0096_E0096M-16

Citation Format

ASTM E96 / E96M-16, Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org