Concrete Floor Moisture Control | Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston
Moisture-related problems with floor coverings and coatings applied over concrete slabs have become a serious and costly issue for designers, constructors, manufacturers, installers, and owners.
being experienced and keep rising on both new and renovation projects
around Canada.With new construction, the challenge is to design
and construct a concrete slab that will dry quickly to an acceptable
level and stay sufficiently dry thereafter.
If test results
indicate an elevated moisture vapor condition in the concrete, something
needs to be done to be able to install the desired floor covering
without producing a failure.
Even if the concrete slab is not exposed to a constant source of
moisture, drying of the slab may take many months or years.
Usually that is not an acceptable alternative.
Installation of a Concrete Floor Moisture Control System
In most cases
the installation of a moisture control system is the only solution.
The moisture control system blocks rising moisture vapor, and
prevents adhesive and flooring from coming in contact with the
high pH that develops in the concrete.
Concrete Polishing and Sealing offers one-coat and multi-coat moisture control systems of ARDEX and KOSTER which can be applied on environment with up to 100% RH (Relative Humidity).
Complete turnaround time of just 12 hours which makes little to no interruption for construction schedule or emergency repairs.
company gladly provides Relative Humidity Test over your new and
existing concrete in accordance with ASFM F2170 which is currently
the most widely accepted test and has become the industry standard.