Although it appears solid, concrete is in reality quite porous. Water can be wicked up by concrete and flow through it. Along the way, the water absorbs salts in the concrete and moves them to the surface. When the water reaches the surface and evaporates, the salts are left behind. This makes the unwanted white product that often forms on concrete called efflorescence. To prevent efflorescence, you require concrete moisture remediation.
If you see cracks or joints in your floor that do not dry completely, this indicates a significant cache of moisture under your concrete. Some people attempt to cover up the issue with ceramic tile or low-quality epoxy. Without a quality sealant, however, the water finds a way through, resulting in loose tiles or coatings that bubble and peel away. Then the problem is worse and more costly to resolve.
What To Do About Efflorescence
Some moisture challenges are severe enough that in addition to sealing the foundation, you simultaneously need to take other actions outside the structure. But if the issue is just in the concrete, our epoxy sealing treatment is enough to waterproof the foundation. Then you can confidently install ceramic tile, carpet, laminates or wood floors.
The moisture remediation treatment benefits a concrete floor of any age and is fast enough to avoid unwanted delays for planned remodels. If you have any concerns about moisture remediation during your remodel or building project, please give West Coast Epoxy a call or schedule a free consultation online for help in Alamo.
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