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.
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