Although solid, concrete is in truth porous. Water can be wicked up by concrete and flow through it. Along the way, the water surrounds salts in the concrete and carries them to the surface. After the water reaches the surface and evaporates, the salts are left behind creating the unseemly white material that often forms on concrete called efflorescence. To prevent efflorescence, you require concrete moisture remediation.
Water comes up through the concrete for multiple reasons that do not involve leaky pipes. The kind of soil and amount of rainfall might influence the height of groundwater. The presence of springs or near-surface aquifers can create water reservoirs underneath your home or business. A nearby lake, river or stream could also affect the water content in the ground, especially if your foundation is below the level of the high water mark.
What To Do About Efflorescence
Some water challenges are severe enough that in addition to sealing the foundation, you also need to take other actions outside the building. But when the issue is just in the concrete, our epoxy sealing process is enough to waterproof the floor. Then you can safely install tile, carpet, laminate, or wood flooring.
The water remediation procedure benefits a concrete floor of any age and is fast enough to prevent unwanted delays for planned remodels. If you have any worries about moisture remediation during your remodel or building project in Vallejo, please give West Coast Epoxy a call or schedule a free consultation online.
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