Moisture Remediation

Concrete is solid and strong, making it a beautiful floor material for the majority of types of installations. Given its reputation, it might surprise you to learn that concrete is still porous. Given sufficient time, water from beneath slabs or walkways makes its way through the concrete to the surface, and the water then evaporates. During its travels, the water carries salts dissolved from the concrete. These salts become a white powder when the water evaporates on the surface of the concrete. This ugly product is named efflorescence.

Water comes up through the concrete for various reasons that do not involve leaky pipes. The form of soil and amount of rainfall may influence the level of groundwater. The presence of springs or near-surface aquifers can create water reservoirs underneath your business or home. And a nearby lake, river or stream might affect the water content in the soil, especially if your foundation is below the level of the high water mark.

What to Do About Ground Water

Some moisture problems are serious enough that in addition to sealing the concrete, you simultaneously need to take other actions outside the structure. But when the problem is just in the concrete, our epoxy sealing method is enough to waterproof the floor. Then you can safely install tile, carpet, laminates or wood floors.

The moisture remediation procedure benefits a concrete floor of any age, and is fast enough to avoid costly delays for planned remodels. If you have any questions about moisture remediation during your building or remodel project, please give Nevada Custom Coatings a call or schedule a free consultation online for assistance in Reno.
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