Although tough, concrete is actually porous. Water can be wicked up by concrete and move through it. Along the way, the water picks up salts in the concrete and moves them to the surface. Once this water reaches the surface and evaporates, the salts are left behind. This creates the ugly white product that often forms on concrete called efflorescence. To halt efflorescence, you need concrete moisture remediation.
If you notice joints or cracks in your floor that don’t dry completely, this points to a significant cache of moisture beneath your concrete. Some people attempt to conceal the problem with tile or low-quality epoxy. Without a proper 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 fix.
What to Do About Ground Water
Some water challenges are severe enough that in addition to sealing the concrete, you also need to take other measures outside the building. But when the problem is just in the concrete, our epoxy sealing technique is sufficient to waterproof the foundation. Then you can safely install ceramic tiles, carpet, laminates or wood floors.
The moisture remediation procedure benefits a concrete floor of any age and is fast enough to avoid unwanted delays for planned renovations. If you have any concerns about moisture remediation during your building or remodel project, please give West Coast Epoxy a call or schedule a free consultation online for help in Orangevale.
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