Concrete Floor Moisture Control Systems

Questions about concrete floor moisture control.
Have you experienced a Concrete Floor Moisture Problem?

Moisture-related problems with floor coverings and coatings applied over concrete slabs have become a serious and costly issue for designers, constructors, manufacturers, installers, and owners. Problems are being experienced and keep rising on both new and renovation projects around Canada.

With new construction, the challenge is to design and construct a concrete slab that will dry quickly to an acceptable level and stay sufficiently dry thereafter.

Testing concrete floor for relative humidity.
We will test your floor to measure the Relative Humidity.

Our company gladly provides Relative Humidity testing over your new and existing concrete in accordance with ASFM F2170 which is currently the most widely accepted test and has become the industry standard.

If test results indicate an elevated moisture vapor condition in the concrete, something needs to be done to be able to install the desired floor covering without producing a failure. Even if the concrete slab is not exposed to a constant source of moisture, drying of the slab may take many months or years. Usually that is not an acceptable alternative.

Installation of concrete floor moisture control system.
Installation of a Concrete Floor Moisture Control System.

In most cases the installation of a moisture control system is the only solution. The moisture control system blocks rising moisture vapor, and prevents adhesive and flooring from coming in contact with the high pH that develops in the concrete.

Concrete Polishing and Sealing offers one-coat and multi-coat moisture control systems of ARDEX and KOSTER which can be applied on environment with up to 100% RH (Relative Humidity). Complete turnaround time of just 12 hours which makes little to no interruption for construction schedule or emergency repairs.

Concrete moisture control by Concrete Polishing & Sealing Ottawa.

A moisture control system blocks rising moisture vapor, blocking the high pH in the concrete.

Concrete Polishing & Sealing of Ottawa measures relative humidity of floors in Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal.

The first step in concrete floor moisture control is determining the Relative Humidity of your floor.

Concrete moisture control systems can be installed in as little as 12 hours.

Application of moisture control systems can have a turnaround time of as little as 12 hours.