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Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation

From D+D Print, January/February 2013

by Frank Apicella and Fred Goodwin, Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation,BASF Construction Chemicals

Sometimes described as a hard sponge, concrete can be problematic to coat. This article describes methods for controlling moisture vapor transmission, and explains how to turn a potential sponge into a successful floor....
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Tagged categories: BASF; Concrete; Concrete floor coatings; Maintenance + Renovation; Maintenance programs; Moisture management

Comment from M. Halliwell, (3/4/2013, 11:04 AM)

Moisture migration....whewee, don't I know it. Played "stump the contractor" for many months with it in my house. Older home with original landscaping and a very wet summer = high water table beneath the house. Had seepage through a cold joint and many spots where moisture worked through the concrete to impact the carpet as well. Fixed the cold joint and re-worked the landscaping to eliminate the underlying water issues. Not cheap and easily preventable...but at least it was a relatively confined incident (all puns intentional). I'd hate to see what it could do with a fancy finished slab on grade floor in some large commercial space *shudder*.

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