Posts Categorized: Moisture Mitigation for Concrete

One of the most common misconceptions we hear about industrial flooring is the idea that concrete is impermeable. This belief tends to lead people to install plain concrete floors in their industrial facility topped by epoxies or tiles – thinking it would save money – only to see their flooring wrecked within a matter of…

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Moisture or liquid vapor trapped within a concrete floor can result in serious problems for the integrity of a structure.  Left unchecked, it can lead to significant flooring damage, create hazardous conditions for workers, and possibly require significant repair soon after installation. Wetness can compromise the durability and shorten the life-span of a commercial floor…

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Yes, concrete is solid. It’s hard and unyielding when you stand on it. However, concrete is also extremely porous, and it’s relatively easy for liquids and vapors to seep through the material. It’s not uncommon for concrete to be treated or have additional layers added to prevent moisture from compromising the concrete or the flooring…

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Vapor Mitigation – Moisture in Concrete Flooring A growing problem in buildings with concrete floors is moisture getting into the concrete itself.  Left unchecked, this could become a major issue which can drastically reduce the lifespan of a concrete-based floor and warp decorative vinyl or tiling. Concrete is naturally porous, which means it is easy…

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Polished concrete floors are a popular option for commercial and industrial building. However, as a porous substance, it is vulnerable to excessive moisture which can cause difficulties during installation and distort the end result. Contractors should be conscious of the impact moisture has on cementitious floors. High Alkalinity – Excessive moisture can result in elevated…

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Moisture from concrete slabs is a common problem and it can cause significant issues, if it goes unchecked. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in your facilities? Blistered or peeling floor coatings Wood floors or floor tiles that are warped or cracked Carpets that have signs of mold and mildew Softened adhesive that…

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