Although solid, concrete is still porous. Water can be wicked up by concrete and move through it. Along the way, the water absorbs salts in the concrete and carries them to the surface. Once this water reaches the surface and evaporates, the salts are left behind. This makes the ugly white stuff that often forms on concrete called efflorescence. To stop efflorescence, you need concrete moisture remediation.
If you notice cracks or joints in your concrete that do not dry completely, this indicates a significant cache of moisture beneath your concrete. Some people attempt to cover up the problem with ceramic tile or inexpensive epoxy. Without a good sealant, however, the water finds its way through, resulting in loose tiles or coatings that bubble and peel away. Then the problem is worse and more costly to fix.
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Some water problems are serious enough that in addition to sealing the surface, you also need to take other measures outside the structure. But when the issue is just in the concrete, our epoxy sealing application is enough to waterproof the concrete. Then you can safely install tile, carpet, laminates or wood floors.
The moisture remediation process benefits a concrete floor of any age and is fast enough to avoid significant delays for planned renovations. If you have any questions about moisture remediation during your renovation or building project, please give West Coast Epoxy a call or schedule a free consultation online for assistance in Danville.
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