Is screed testing important?
High RH is the most common cause of floor failures. When switched on for the first-time underfloor heating begins to warm the screed which causes any moisture still present to find its way to the surface. Any residual moisture within the screed could be released causing lifting, warping and de-bonding of floor finishes. These can be extremely expensive problems to rectify later down the line – better to avoid by screed testing first.
What do you test?
ForceDry test the Relative Humidity within the screed using two different methods. The first is a surface test taken from the top of the screed. The second is an invasive which tests the moisture deep within the screed. This process also records the actual screed depth.
We also offer a thermal imaging service which can map underfloor heating and central heating pipework.
What to do with the results
If the results show the screed is dry ForceDry provide a full report giving the assurance to move forward with a project.
If the results show the screed is wet screed the results will be explained along with a suggested course of action to get things back on track in the quickest possible times.
Are there any other benefits?
Eliminate doubt and move forward with your project
Evidence of RH to validate floor warrantees
Solve problems before they cost time and money
Include another quality assurance standard in your company portfolio
Tailored plan to solve any moisture issues
Two screed testing procedures capture accurate results