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Moisture Remediation in Yuba City, CA

Although hard, concrete is in reality porous. Water can be wicked up by concrete and travel through it. Along the way, the water dissolves salts in the concrete and carries them to the surface. Once the water reaches the surface and dries, the salts are left behind creating the ugly white substance that often forms on concrete called efflorescence. To halt efflorescence, you require concrete moisture remediation.

Water comes up through the concrete for various reasons that do not involve leaking pipes. The form of soil and amount of rainfall can influence the amount of ground water. The presence of springs or near-surface aquifers may create water reservoirs underneath your home or business. A nearby stream, river, or lake also might affect the water content in the soil, especially if your foundation is below the level of the high water mark.

What To Do About Efflorescence

Some moisture challenges are serious enough that in addition to sealing the foundation, you simultaneously need to take other actions outside the building. But if the issue is just in the concrete, our epoxy sealing process is sufficient to waterproof the slab. Then you can confidently install ceramic tiles, carpet, laminates, or wood floors.

For epoxy sealers, the age of the concrete generally does not matter if it is still considered reliable. Epoxy coatings dry quickly, reducing delays, but it cannot be applied to new concrete until the material is fully set. To discover more about water remediation for concrete floors in Yuba City, call West Coast Epoxy.
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