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Old 10-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #16
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Plastic on a slab is one that can bite you.
Had nothing to do with a testing procedure. I was thinking of the method of applying visqueen and then flooring over it. It's usually a bad idea.

I agree the poly taped to the floor is just an indicator, tells you very little, only that there's moisture and you should do other tests. How about calcium chloride? Yes that's the link Rusty posted.

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As far as gluing the floor down (engineered flooring only) I just put one down a short time ago and the customer bought the glue and it is "supposed" to form it's own vapor barrier. Ran him about $100 a bucket this is the first time i used it so don't know how it will hold up. This was on a slab here in fla. maybe go to a flooring store, NOT a big box store and you can find out about glue down. Here in fla everything is on a slab so they sell a ton of this stuff and tell me they aren't getting any call backs. Maybe check it out.

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