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Concrete Resurfacing and Installing a Moisture Mitigation System in Tewksbury, MA

This indus­tri­al floor­ing sto­ry began in a pos­i­tive way: the own­er of the prop­er­ty was expand­ing his busi­ness into a pre­vi­ous­ly unused por­tion of the building.

Sounds good so far, right?

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, how­ev­er, the floor­ing was not exact­ly ready for ser­vice. The prod­ucts that had been used on the con­crete sur­face had failed over time, cre­at­ing the need for a sub­stan­tial over­haul before our client’s equip­ment could be moved in.

With a tight timetable to work with, we were asked to step in and make sure the floor was repaired, resur­faced, and ready for use.

Installing a Mois­ture Mit­i­ga­tion Sys­tem — Why Is This Important?

After the old coat­ings were removed, we installed a mois­ture-mit­i­gat­ing coating.

For the longer sto­ry behind why this is an impor­tant step, click over to a pre­vi­ous arti­cle: Does Your Con­crete Floor Have a Mois­ture Prob­lem? If So, What Can You Do?

Just in case you’re low on time, here’s the short ver­sion: as strange as it may sound, mois­ture trav­els through your porous con­crete floor. Too much mois­ture can cause issues on the sur­face like delam­i­na­tion (coat­ing fail­ure), dam­age to car­pet or tiles, bub­bling, stain­ing, and oth­er prob­lems.

A vapor bar­ri­er should be installed under your con­crete slab, but some­times those bar­ri­ers either mal­func­tion or are sim­ply not there.

Because of this, it’s impor­tant to have the mois­ture con­tent in your slab test­ed. If nec­es­sary, a mit­i­ga­tion sys­tem can be put in place that blocks the vapor before it can dam­age sur­face coat­ings and materials.

Top­ping It Off With an Epoxy Floor System

After we made sure the new mois­ture bar­ri­er was in place, we installed an epoxy floor sys­tem. What are the benefits?

  • Abra­sion-resis­tant
  • Low odor
  • Offers a seam­less, easy to clean surface
  • Extreme­ly durable
  • High-gloss/re­flec­tive (if needed)

Not only was this floor sound, strong, and ready for ser­vice, but our client was thrilled with how it all turned out. This is exact­ly what we hope for!

If you have any indus­tri­al floor­ing ques­tions, why not reach out to us at our Indus­tri­al Floor­ing divi­sion? We would love to put our exten­sive expe­ri­ence and exper­tise to work for you, find­ing the per­fect solu­tion for your needs.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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