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Moisture Mitigation Systems for Concrete Floors - Why Are They Important?

Newly maintained concrete floor. Moisture Mitigation Systems for Concrete Floors - Why Are They Important?

As a near­ly uni­ver­sal rule, unchecked mois­ture in your struc­ture is not a good thing. It can wreak hav­oc in walls, floors, and ceil­ings, leav­ing not only unsight­ly stains but also ongo­ing dam­age that some­times is hard to detect until you have a major prob­lem on your hands.

A lot of folks would agree with this, and would nev­er let a mois­ture or leak­age issue grow under their car­pet­ing, or ignore stains creep­ing their way across tile or linoleum. But those with con­crete floors, on the oth­er hand, tend to feel that mois­ture is a non-issue. Because of the dura­bil­i­ty and solid­i­ty of the sur­face, it feels inde­struc­tible, as though its bedrock.

How Do I Keep Mois­ture Out of My Con­crete Floors?

There are sev­er­al sim­ple but use­ful steps you can take to keep mois­ture out of con­crete floors. Some of these steps include:

  • Low-per­me­ance Vapor Bar­ri­er or Retarder — This keeps mois­ture from reach­ing the floor itself. 

  • Give time for nat­ur­al dry­ing for the con­crete slab.

  • Ensure spills and water are cleaned immediately.

  • Install and main­tain epoxy coatings.

Get­ting Ahead of a Mois­ture Problem

In real­i­ty, mois­ture pos­es a huge threat to con­crete floors. It not only caus­es dam­age that can require seri­ous repairs, but it also can har­bor bac­te­ria. Addi­tion­al­ly, the symp­toms can be too easy to ignore (bub­bles, blis­ters, pin­holes and stain­ing), espe­cial­ly in a busy work envi­ron­ment, mak­ing mois­ture in your slab a sneaky, insid­i­ous kind of problem.

At Res­Stone Floor­ing, we are big believ­ers in under­stand­ing poten­tial issues and find­ing a way around them before they become, well, an issue. Doom and gloom isn’t our busi­ness, but rather solu­tions that come from a belief in qual­i­ty, prac­ti­cal services.

With that said, we would encour­age you to look into a mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion sys­tem for your con­crete floors. If you aren’t sure if it’s an issue yet, invest in an inde­pen­dent test­ing of your slab to check mois­ture lev­els, as well as to see whether or not there is a vapor bar­ri­er installed already.

How Can We Help?

If you have ques­tions or con­cerns about your floor­ing, why not reach out to us? We are a rep­utable floor­ing com­pa­ny, offer­ing a wide vari­ety of ser­vices (includ­ing instal­la­tion of mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion sys­tems) that will not only keep your floors look­ing their best, but sol­id and safe for service.

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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