Super-Krete® Products Releases Technical Bulletin on Concrete Moisture Issues
Concrete moisture is the number one cause of floor coating failure, accounting for approximately $3 billion in losses annually. Super-Krete® Products recently released a technical bulletin to educate owners, applicators and other industry professionals about best practices relating to managing concrete moisture.
The technical bulletin discusses the history of moisture mitigation solutions, common sources of moisture, updates to industry standards for moisture testing and details the latest technology to measure and reduce moisture transfer through concrete. The bulletin then details recommended APF products that help manage moisture, including the VaporSolve® family of products. It is important that the moisture content of concrete is under control when polymer coatings and flooring systems are installed, as excess moisture can negatively affect the bond between the concrete substrate and the flooring material. Appendix B provides a detailed illustration of two different moisture field tests.