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MoistureLevel Addresses Foundation Heave

Scientific Evidence Supports the  Efficacy of the MoistureLevel Systems

MoistureLevel White Paper GraphOver the last 5 years, we have installed over 1000 MoistureLevel Smart Foundation Systems. On every install we offer a 12 month assessment. We have taken soil samples, measured temperature, humidity and exhaust wind speed measurements and floor level readings to verify floor movement. Now, after many years of collecting data, an independent study shows that the system is more effective than originally intended!

The summary of the results showed the following:

  • The 2014-15 results showed an average floor level drop of .054” and an average of 17 pounds of water per day being removed.
  • The Early months of 2016 results showed an average floor level drop of .093” and an average of 68 pounds of water per day being removed.
  • The later months of 2016 results showed an average floor level drop of .072” and an average of 68 pounds of water per day being removed.
  • Longer results showed from 2015 to 2019 showed an average drop of .25” and from months 10 to 26 showed an average of 48 lbs of water being removed per day. And from 44 to 60 months an average of 24 lbs of water removed per day.

The conclusion of the author is that the MoistureLevel Smart Foundation System “effective alternative measure to mitigate expansive soil dome heave (foundation heave) under lightly loaded residential concrete floor slabs that have a several-inch-thick layer of AB or gravel under the concrete floor.”

Deatherage has written a comprehensive scientific paper using that data. It is now available to read.

There may be many technical questions. I have asked Dave to write a upcoming blog on his paper.

I have waited many years to compile this data and present the results. I am super excited to present them for comment and discussion.

 

MoistureLevel Smart Foundation System White Paper