“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. Problems are being experienced on both new and renovation projects.
With new construction, the challenge is to design and construct Moisture Mitigation. A brief description of alternative methods for dealing with slab moisture problems a concrete slab that will dry quickly to an acceptable level and stay sufficiently dry thereafter. For renovation projects, the contractor must deal with existing slabs that may emit higher levels of moisture than can be tolerated by the new floor covering system.
Under ideal conditions for floor construction, concrete having a practical low water-cement ratio (0.45 to 0.50) is placed on a true vapor barrier and cured 3 to 7 days using a method that retains mixing water but doesn’t add additional water…”
How can your moisture mitigation process be successful?
The first step to a successful moisture mitigation process is proper planning. Moisture mitigation process is a critical requirement for any household or commercial space which can be understood with help of YouTube videos. Apart from that you need to opt for functional and value-generating steps such as:
- Use of floor patch to seep out the moisture
- Pick the right contractor for your flooring needs
- Use multiple tests to check the moisture content in concrete slab
- Use quick drying floor patch for cent percent moisture mitigation
- Post drying, check for cracks
- Ensure proper size and shape of the slab
To learn more about the different methods for dealing with slab moisture problems click here: http://floorworks3.com/uploads/2/7/4/8/2748193/moisture-mitigation-for-concrete-slabs.pdf
“Moisture Mitigation for Concrete Slabs”
By: Peter Craig