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Moisture in a concrete structure can cause significant damage to that structure over time. This moisture can come from water present in the initial pour, runoff from nearby water sources, and improper drainage, among other sources.
Over the years, this moisture will cause cracking and other blemishes in the concrete, weakening it and causing eyesores on the surface. Plus, mold and bacteria can begin to form which presents a health hazard to workers.
We’ve employed a variety of moisture mitigation systems in order to create safe, healthy, and clean environments for our customers.
What is a Moisture Mitigation System?
Moisture mitigation isn’t exclusive to just one product or method. Depending on the needs of the customer, there are several ways in which we can reduce the risk of moisture-related damage over the long run.
For new construction, moisture mitigation can begin as early as the mixing process. The more water in a concrete mix, the more must eventually come out. Water-cement ratios can be adjusted to best meet your facility’s needs while combating excess moisture to the greatest extent possible.
Moisture mitigation also comes from the use of vapor retarders. These are membranes which are installed beneath interior slabs to prevent moisture and radon gas from moving from the ground, through the concrete, and into the interior of the building.
A similar system can be installed as a coating on top of the concrete structure to slow the movement of moisture from within the slab through to the surface. These coatings are usually epoxy-based and prevent moisture from damaging the surface of the floor or those materials which are adhered to it (wood, tile, vinyl, etc). These systems are our most common solution, as they can be applied any time after the initial concrete construction, as long as the concrete has cured.
We’ve used various moisture mitigation systems to meet the specific needs of our clients. As an example, we’ve worked with commercial kitchens and public health facilities to ensure their floors are moisture, bacteria, and mold-resistant. If you have very specific or unique concerns regarding moisture mitigation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’ve worked with dozens of clients to find solutions to their particular needs.
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If you choose to schedule an assessment, a project manager will meet with you at your facility to evaluate and measure the space, discuss various options to meet the project’s goals, and discuss any timeline or budget constraints. Just give us a call to get started, and we’ll have a crew out to meet you in no time!