March 27, 2017

Moisture Vapor Reduction

Moisture penetration through concrete slabs can cause severe problems for subsequent flooring systems. High concentrations of moisture and alkalinity (levels determined through testing) can lead to the deterioration of flooring adhesives and delamination of coatings by osmotic action. Even with relatively low moisture emissions (MVER), elevated alkalinity can compromise even the toughest flooring system adhesives. To avoid this problem, a concrete slab should be primed with a material that will tightly bond to the concrete under these very adverse conditions.

 
Moisture Vapor Reduction