Although solid, concrete is in reality porous. Water can be wicked up by concrete and travel through it. Along the way, the water surrounds salts in the concrete and moves them to the surface. When this water reaches the surface and evaporates, the salts are left behind. This creates the unseemly white substance that often forms on concrete called efflorescence. To stop efflorescence, you need concrete moisture remediation.
Water comes up through the floor for many reasons that do not involve leaky pipes. The manner of soil and amount of rainfall might influence the level of groundwater. The presence of springs or near-surface aquifers may create water reservoirs beneath your business or home. And a nearby creek, river or lake could influence the moisture content in the soil, especially if your foundation is below the level of the high water mark.
What to Do About Ground Water
Some water challenges are serious enough that in addition to sealing the foundation, you also need to take other actions outside the structure. But when the problem is just in the concrete, our epoxy sealing application is sufficient to waterproof the slab. Then you can confidently install ceramic tile, carpet, laminates or wood floors.
The water remediation process benefits a concrete floor of any age and is fast enough to avoid unwanted delays for planned renovations. If you have any questions about moisture remediation during your building or renovation project, please give West Coast Epoxy a call or schedule a free consultation online for assistance in Granite Bay.
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