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Protecting Concrete with a Moisture Mitigation System in Newburyport, MA

If you real­ly dig into the top­ic of con­crete, you might be sur­prised to find that the relat­ed terms sound more like they belong in a sci­ence text­book than a con­ver­sa­tion about floor­ing. Cap­il­lar­ies, breath­ing, mois­ture trans­mis­sion, pres­sure equal­iza­tion, and the list goes on…

There’s a good rea­son for this.

Expert indus­tri­al floor­ing instal­la­tion and main­te­nance does require a sci­en­tif­ic under­stand­ing and approach. Well, at least if you want your floors to last!

This par­tic­u­lar client in New­bury­port, MA was look­ing for a func­tion­al, long-term floor­ing solu­tion for their adhe­sives man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty. They need­ed paint­ing ser­vices as well, and were hap­py to find that we could keep things sim­ple for them by han­dling both aspects of their project.

A high mois­ture con­tent in their con­crete slab called for extra exper­tise, and we were hap­py to pro­vide it. Let’s take a clos­er look!

Bonus Tip:

If you aren’t sure of how much mois­ture is in your con­crete slab, be sure to have it test­ed! This will inform and guide your floor instal­la­tion deci­sions, and can pro­tect you from pre­ma­ture sys­tem fail­ure. For more details about mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion sys­tems and your options, vis­it this post ded­i­cat­ed to the top­ic.

Installing Con­crete Mois­ture Con­trols and an Epoxy Floor System

The goal was to install a tri-coat floor sys­tem from Pro­tec­tive Indus­tri­al Polymers.

To keep their mois­ture trans­mis­sion lev­els in check, we took the fol­low­ing steps:

  • Shot blast­ed the floor to a con­crete sur­face pro­file of 4, ensur­ing that the mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion sys­tem would prop­er­ly adhere to the surface.
  • In cer­tain areas where stub­born mas­tic need­ed to be removed, we also dia­mond grind­ed the surface.
  • We installed a base coat of PIP epoxy.
  • The base coat was then topped by a high-wear ure­thane coat. This includ­ed the glass bead anti-slip addi­tive for extra work­place traction.

Our client was thrilled with the end result, and with our project man­age­ment abil­i­ties through­out the process. Beyond floor­ing and wall paint­ing, we also were hap­py to pro­vide the peace of mind that comes from know­ing a poten­tial prob­lem was addressed prop­er­ly and effectively.

Can We Answer Your Indus­tri­al Floor­ing or Paint­ing Questions?

Find­ing solu­tions to your ques­tions and work­place chal­lenges is what we do best! Con­tact your Kaloutas team today to dis­cuss how we can serve you.

We also encour­age you to watch these edu­ca­tion­al videos we’ve put togeth­er. They con­cise­ly explain the val­ue of a pro­fes­sion­al­ly-installed mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion system.

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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