Bruce A. Suprenant Concrete Construction, November, 1997
"Most manufacturers of floor coverings and adhesives recommend installing an impermeable covering on concrete floors only when moisture flow through the concrete is less than 3 lbs/1,000 sq ft/24 hrs. But problems with loose floor coverings and blistered coatings have increased in the last 10 years due to greater use of fast-track construction methods. Many owners want faster completion of their buildings, which shortens the drying time of concrete before coverings or coatings are applied. In 1965, Portland Cement Association researcher Harold Brewer studied moisture movement through concrete to answer questions about water flow through residential basement slabs. His work..."