Although tough, concrete is in reality 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. After this water reaches the surface and evaporates, the salts are left behind. This creates the unsightly white stuff that often forms on concrete called efflorescence. To stop efflorescence, you require concrete moisture remediation.
Water comes up through the concrete for a number of reasons that do not involve leaky pipes. The kind of soil and amount of rainfall can influence the amount of groundwater. The presence of springs or near-surface aquifers can create water reservoirs under your business or home. And a nearby creek, river or lake might influence the water content in the ground, especially if your foundation is below the level of the high water mark.
What to Do About Ground Water
Some moisture challenges are serious enough that also with sealing the surface, you also need to take other measures outside the building. But when the issue is just in the concrete, our epoxy sealing method is sufficient to waterproof the concrete. Then you can confidently install 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 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 Rancho Cordova.
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