Excessive moisture in concrete becomes problematic when the amount of moisture emitting from the concrete subfloor exceeds the amount allowed for by the flooring manufacturer. This condition often occurs when new flooring is installed before the concrete substrate has had adequate time to evaporate its excess moisture.
When your new floor is installed on a substrate that has not dried properly, vapor emissions can become trapped between the concrete substrate and the new flooring system, causing weakening of the internal structure and even possible bubbling and rupturing.
Causes of moisture vapor transmission may include construction schedules that don’t allow proper time for newly laid concrete to cure, excessive moisture conditions under the concrete slab, low permeability vapor barrier underneath, high humidity and poor air flow, or even external issues such as broken pipes and poor irrigation systems.
An Epoxy Moisture Barrier is a simple and reliable method for creating an impermeable barricade to keep your concrete subfloor safe and strong.