Concrete Moisture Mitigation

Floor Not Bone Dry? Slab Testing and Mitigation

Concrete Floor Systems provides complete moisture mitigation services for our clients.
RH Testing

RH Testing of the Concrete Moisture

We will test the moisture of your floor using RH Testing. We use probes that measure the relative humidity and calculate the moisture within the slab. Whether or not your slab passes depends on the humidity within the slab as well as what type of coating or application will be used on top of the flooring.

If Your Floor Passes the Concrete Moisture Test

If your flooring slab is designated as dry, we’ll let you know the results and that you’re clear to proceed with your project.

If Your Floor Fails the Concrete Moisture Test (Don’t Worry)

We will guide you through the process, but you have two options depending on your requirements:

Option 1: Vapor Retarder

One of the products we recommend and install for moisture mitigation is a vapor retarder on top of the concrete floor. The vapor retarder will prevent any moisture within the slab from having any negative impact on what you overlay on top of the slab.

Option: 2 Moisture Mitigation Coating

We will coat the slab or flooring with a chemical coating that prevents moisture from emerging from the surface of the floor or cement. This will also prevent any moisture from damaging whatever you apply to the top of the floor and help keep it dry.

Why is Moisture Mitigation Necessary Anyway?

Obviously, water is an essential ingredient in the creation of concrete floors. As the wet concrete mix is poured and formed into a slab, the water vapor that is within the slab migrates to the surface of the slab as it is drying.

The water or vapor is moving from an area of higher relative humidity (the slab) to an area of lower relative humidity (the surrounding air).

Before applying a coating or covering to  new concrete flooring, you must be sure that the floor meets the relative humidity requirements for that particular application.

Mold
Mold is just one of the many issues that a concrete floor with high moisture content can cause
If there is too much moisture contained within the slab, the following problems can occur:

FloorMedics – Our Moisture Mitigation Partner

Floor Medics is the first testing agency in Colorado in this segment and is one of very few in the USA that solely focuses on certified concrete moisture reporting and moisture related floor covering failures.
FloorMedics is our Concrete
Moisture Testing Partner
Floor Medics uses state of the art technology in providing accurate and ASTM compliant in-situ concrete slab relative humidity and temperatures. The result is valuable tracking data of both temperature and moisture trends in a slab.
Ryan Fortune is a Certified Moisture Technician with the International Concrete Repair Institute. Ryan is also an active voting member on the ASTM F6.40 committee that creates the standards for F710, F2170, F1869, F2659 & F3010.
Clients that have been used FloorMedics include:

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