Does a concrete slab and the cruise control on a car have anything in common? Well, . . . sort of.Both are influenced by homeostatic principles. Homeostasis simply means that things are regulated so that internal conditions remain the same or stable.
|Water vapor emission test on a concrete floor. The floor
tile failure was due to excessive moisture in the floor.
Look at a concrete slab. Concrete is a mix of cement, sand, aggregate, and . . . water. Concrete drying creates moisture vapor emission. This moisture vapor emission occurs whether the slab is below, on, or above grade. Depending on the water table for the location, the earth below the slab may contain high moisture levels also. The water vapor emission moves from the concrete into the drier air around the concrete. That’s homeostasis.