How do you test for moisture control?

Aspects of moisture control that people don’t consider is that it takes time on a large job to prepare the floor, which is shot blasting typically, put down a primer system, and then put down a second primer system and then put down a blotter material which is basically another cement, so you wind up with what looks like a cement floor. On very large jobs, this can take time, it can cost a lot of money that’s not in the budget and if they don’t do their moisture testing until they’re very near applying their floors, whether it be carpet, tile or anything else, they’ll find out to their dismay that their job’s going to be held up for several weeks or longer and it’s going to cost them tens of thousands of dollars more than they budgeted. So for moisture the one thing you need to know in New England that new concrete of any type, any floor, anything less than a year old, maybe even a little more than a year old should be tested and it should be provided for for both time and money in your budget. On commercial jobs, it happens all the time that the testing happens late, and they thought that the floor would be dry and it’s not, and it holds the job up and it costs a lot of money. It’s better to be planned for well in advance.