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.
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 978−532−1414 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.