Although solid, concrete is actually quite porous. Water can be wicked up by concrete and flow through it. Along the way, the water picks up 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 unwanted white product 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 never dry completely, this points to a significant reservoir of moisture under your slab. Many people attempt to cover the problem with ceramic tile or do-it-yourself epoxy. Without a quality 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 expensive to fix.
What To Do About Efflorescence
Some water problems are severe enough that in addition to sealing the foundation, other measures need to be taken outside the structure. But if the issue is just in the concrete, our epoxy sealing method is sufficient to waterproof the floor. Then you can safely install ceramic tiles, carpet, laminates or wood floors.
The water remediation treatment benefits a concrete floor of any age, and is fast enough to avoid unwanted delays for planned renovations. If you have any worries 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 Lincoln.
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