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5 Signs That You Have a Moisture Problem Under Your Concrete Floor

Your con­crete floor­ing is tru­ly the foun­da­tion of your New Eng­land com­mer­cial space, and believe it or not, con­crete isn’t as stag­nant as you might think. The water in the ground beneath your poured con­crete slab sends up mois­ture vapor, and if you don’t have a prop­er­ly installed con­crete mois­ture bar­ri­er in place, it can cause cost­ly dam­age. If you’re see­ing issues on the sur­face, it means you have a mois­ture prob­lem in your sub­strate. Read on to learn more about what to look for and how Kaloutas’s indus­tri­al floor­ing divi­sion can help cor­rect your con­crete mois­ture issues with expert con­crete floor repair.

5 Warn­ing Signs of Con­crete Mois­ture Problems


If the mois­ture con­tained in the sub­strate has nowhere to go, it will make its way up to the sur­face. With no escape, it can cause your con­crete to crack, show up as chips and hair­line faults in your con­crete coat­ings. If you are see­ing cracks in your con­crete, you need to cor­rect the issue before it worsens.


Bub­bling and pin­hol­ing on the sur­face of your con­crete fin­ish­es is anoth­er indi­ca­tion that the vapor beneath your con­crete floor­ing is mak­ing its way to the sur­face. Although the lit­tle bub­bles can be easy to ignore, remem­ber that mois­ture issues rarely stay small.


If you’ve noticed that the tiles on top of your con­crete floor­ing are crack­ing or pop­ping up from your sur­face, you like­ly have a con­crete mois­ture issue. The mois­ture mov­ing through your floor­ing is caus­ing the tile adhe­sive to fail, and you need to cor­rect the under­ly­ing prob­lem rather than replac­ing the tiles on top.


It’s not a big sur­prise that mois­ture issues in your floor­ing can lead to mold growth on the sur­face. Often this will appear along the sides and base­boards of your facil­i­ty. If you have recur­ring mold issues, get a mois­ture test to see if the prob­lem actu­al­ly lies beneath your facility.


Some­times, mois­ture issues show up as an oily, brown liq­uid or odd look­ing stains on the sur­face. This is anoth­er indi­ca­tion that the water beneath your floor­ing is caus­ing issues at the sur­face. Expert mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion sys­tems can pre­vent stain­ing before it grows.

Con­crete Repair

The floor­ing pros at Kaloutas’s indus­tri­al floor­ing divi­sion are high­ly trained in spot­ting and cor­rect­ing con­crete mois­ture prob­lems. If you’re not sure that mois­ture is your prob­lem, have a mois­ture test done and research what mois­ture bar­ri­er, if any, you have in place. Cor­rect­ing mois­ture issues before they cause fur­ther dam­age is key to pro­tect­ing your facil­i­ty invest­ment as well as your business.

Let’s Talk About Your Con­crete Flooring

If you’re notic­ing any of the issues men­tioned above, act­ing quick­ly can save you time and mon­ey. Give us a call at 9785321414 to dis­cuss your con­crete mois­ture warn­ing signs and the con­crete floor repair solu­tions we have to offer. We serve clients in Mass­a­chu­setts, Rhode Island, New Hamp­shire, and beyond, so click here to con­tact us online.

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