Welcome to Proteus Equipment

Asphalt Equipment & manhole lifters

Proteus Equipment has been supplying equipment for the road surfacing industry since 1985, and is now the leading supplier of asphalt Hot Boxes, asphalt duvets, and environmentally-friendly fluids. 

We also sell concrete duvets for various insulation applications, and a wide range of manhole covers lifters designed to lift covers quickly and safely.

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Man Hole Cover Lifters

Proteus has been the market leader in providing mechanical and hydraulic manhole cover lifters for the last 20 years, and we can use our experience in the field to provide solutions to all your manhole lifting problems.Lifting manhole covers isn’t as easy as you’d expect, due in part to the vast array of different keyholes available on different types of cover, and differing sizes of covers coupled with awkward locations.

How to Test a Concrete Floor for Excessive Moisture

How to Test a Concrete Floor for Excessive Moisture. ... before you can install certain materials over the top of a concrete floor you must check to see if there is an excess of moisture present ...

Suspended ceiling

Suspended ceiling - Designing Buildings Wiki - Share your construction industry knowledge. Suspended ceilings are secondary ceilings suspended from the structural floor slab above, creating a void between the underside of the floor slab and the top of the suspended ceiling. The gap between a suspended ceiling and the structural floor slab above is often between 3 to 8 inches which is why they ...

Concrete Moisture Vapor Tests

Bob explains the proper function and use of the moisture test, calcium chloride test, and pH test when pouring a concrete overlay or epoxy. There are a couple of simple tests that tell us a few things about how much vapor is coming out of our floor and a more difficult test that tells us more.

Tramex Hygrohood Flooring Hygrometer

It is designed to be used for non-destructive relative humidity testing of concrete flooring or screed. This is particularly useful for corroborating the results of inspections carried out with the Tramex CME4 or CMEX2 Moisture Meter which check whether flooring is dry enough to install resilient floor covering.

Installing Engineered Hardwood Floors: The Ultimate Guide

Moisture impacts the engineered hardwood flooring regardless of whether the subfloor is wood or concrete. Excessive moisture permeating from floor slabs after installation can cause floor covering system failures such as debonding and deterioration of finish flooring and coating and microbial growth.

Commercial floors and walls

Altro is a world-leading manufacturer and innovator in commercial floors and walls. We work with architects, designers, contractors and end users in healthcare, education, food service and other sectors, and from safety to aesthetics, use our expertise to help them transform everyday spaces.

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How to Conduct a Moisture Test for Concrete Floors

Concrete slabs appear to be solid and hard, but in reality, concrete is moist stuff. It begins as a liquid slurry of water and aggregate, and even after it hardens, moisture continues to pass out of the concrete for years. While this quality of concrete doesn't make much ...

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What is the effect of moisture on hardwood flooring?

Sleepers are subject to the same rules. Concrete must also be tested to confirm the slab’s moisture levels are within 4% of the Hardwood Flooring. Concrete dries, under good drying conditions, at an approximate rate of 1″ per month (no radiant heat). If the slab is 4″ , or more, thick the dry time will slow down.

When Not to Use a Concrete Moisture Meter

Successful concrete slab installation rests on two key pieces of knowledge regarding moisture: an understanding of concrete moisture content (MC), and the limitations of a concrete moisture meter. Builders and consumers must know that concrete floor moisture ...

Changzhou Haichen Packing Materials Co., Ltd

Changzhou Haichen packing materials Co. Ltd is a factory specialized in flooring underlayment. The factory is located in Changzhou which is called laminate floor center industrial park, about 200km from Shanghai. There are airlines is to Guangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong every day. The factory covers an area of 5000 square meters. The day-product

Protimeter Flooring Kits | Concrete Humidity Testing

The new Protimeter MMS2 and Hygromaster 2 Flooring kits have been developed to meet the ASTM F2170-11 standard for in situ humidity test in concrete. The multi-function Protimeter MMS2 also allows rapid evaluation of the slabs moisture level with its moisture meter functions as well as humidity in the floor slab.

Hanson UK

Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, one of the largest building materials manufacturers in the world, the global market leader in aggregates which also has leading positions in cement, concrete …

What Are Safe Moisture Levels in Concrete?

Most “Concrete” Moisture Meters Only Check Surface Moisture. Concrete slabs often have thicknesses measured in feet, not inches. Moisture meters can only check the moisture near the surface of a concrete slab, which is not sufficient for predicting how the slab will react to having sealant applied or other building materials installed over it.

Concrete Polishing HQ - Lavina Surface Preparation Equipment

CONCRETE POLISHING HQ is here to be your number one concrete polishing and surface preparation equipment leader.In the USA or Mexico, whether you want to buy it, rent it, or need support on it, we are your source for immediate solutions.

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How to Install Laminate Flooring Over Concrete

Oct 07, 2017 · Laying laminate flooring over concrete can look great and last for many years when installation factors involving the characteristics of concrete are addressed. The Challenges of Laying Laminate on Concrete For long-term performance your laminate wood floor needs to be dry, level and clean. These are the challenges.

What Should My Moisture Level Be in My Concrete Slab?

Apr 30, 2018 · For more information, you can contact Ed Wagner at Wagner Meters by calling (800) 585-3023 or emailing Ed at [email protected] Category Science & Technology

Concrete Floors - Moisture Meters

Moisture Meters FloorsHQ distributes moisture meters manufactured by Caisson in Germany. Moisture meters specifically designed for flooring, concrete and screed testing. Moisture meters for measuring wood also available. A tool every flooring contractor should not be without. Useful to avoid floor failures, and coating failures.

Approved Documents

The most recent versions of the Approved Documents that support the technical "Parts" of the Building Regulations' together with Regulation 7 are accessible using the links below. Part A - Structure. Part B - Fire Safety. Part C - Site preparation and resistance to contaminates and moisture. Part D - …

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How to Moisture Test Concrete Floors

Generally speaking, the lower the water-to-cementitious-materials ratio of a concrete mixture, the lower its permeability will be after it has cured. Concrete's permeability can also be reduced by adding any of a number of products to fill in the voids in the concrete matrix. Moisture given off by a concrete slab in an enclosed space is a concern.


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Complete Line of Moisture Meters for Wood, Drywall, Concrete

Lignomat moisture meters are professional grade moisture meters for woodworkers, contractors, & the flooring industry, Accurate, reliable, & durable meters Spring Sale. Sale prices good through April 31st.

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We are a family owned business and have been involved in supplying ready-mix concrete batching plants and equipment to the industry over the last 25 years. Our experience will help you find the ideal plant to suit your needs.

Wood Subfloor Moisture | The Flooring Professionals

Jul 17, 2013 · Moisture Meters can be used by all flooring trades, not just the hardwood installers. Moisture Meters can be used to check subfloors for water damage, moisture content of wood subfloors prior to installing any flooring, and if the hardwood is at the correct level for the subfloor. There are two types of Moisture Meters for wood subfloors;

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