The roofing industry has struggled to come up with a practical and consistent test to determine the moisture content of a concrete roof deck. With that in mind, Joe Schwetz - director of technical services for Sika Sarnafil - composed an article for Interface magazine in which he delves into the inherent problems with concrete decks and offers informative case studies to highlight some issues.

According to Schwetz, moisture and concrete decks will continue to cause issues for the roofing industry thanks in large part to accelerated construction schedules and the increased frequency of adhering insulation directly to concrete decks, among other things.



Primer peeling off of concrete roof deck.

Click here to download the full version of "Risks of Roofing Over Concrete Decks."

The article appeared in the July 2014 issue of Interface.