On-Demand Course: Why & How to Determine Concrete Surface pH Prior to Installing a Vinyl Flooring

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INSTRUCTIONS: View the recorded webinar. Complete 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.1 CEU (equivalent to 1.0 PDH).

Continuing Education Credit: 0.1 CEU (1.0 PDH)

Approved by AIA (LU/HSW) and ICC

Access Period: 30 days


This is a recorded webinar from August 7, 2018.

This recorded webinar will discuss basics of pH and define the alkalinity levels of healthy concrete slabs. It will discuss the test method for measuring pH of concrete in accordance with ASTM F 710, “Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Received Resilient Flooring,” and its draw backs. The presentation will review whether current pH testing methodologies typically conducted during the pre-flooring installation of the project provide reliable results, and discuss the newly published pH test method by ACI 364.17T-18 TechNote, “How to Measure pH of a Concrete Surface Prior to Installation of a Floor Covering.” The published pH tolerance values of adhesives for vinyl flooring, - in the product technical data sheets, and manufacturer warranties will be presented. A few case studies will be discussed.


Document Details

Author: Ashok Kakade

Publication Year: 2018


Categories: Coatings, Slabs, Testing

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the basics of pH and pH levels of concrete at various stages of its life.

2. Determine the upper pH limits for the adhesives and/or coatings specified in the design/construction project from technical data sheets and manufacturer warranties.

3. Examine whether current pH testing methodologies referenced in project specifications and contract documents provide correct test results.

4. Describe the implications and consequences of exceeding the pH tolerances of adhesives.

5. List the key points of ACI’s Technote, “How to Determine pH of Concrete Surface prior to Installation of Flooring”.


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