CROWN HAS YOUR SOLUTION
Excess concrete moisture can destroy your flooring, regardless of how well it is installed. When too much moisture is present in a concrete slab, or the moisture barrier is not effective, carpeting gets moldy, wood floors buckle and vinyl floor tiles tend to detach themselves.
Problems range from cupping, buckling, blistering and adhesive failure to discoloration and mold growth. They can occur soon after the installation or in some cases years down the road.
HOW IT HAPPENS
Concrete is porous. Moisture can move through it and destroy your floor.
Moisture can come from too much water in the concrete mix, too little curing and/or drying time, rainfall that gets into the building because of an incomplete or faulty roofing system, a lack of HVAC climate control, or poor landscaping that fails to drain water away from building foundations.
No single test should determine if a concrete slab is ready for floor covering, which means a combination of tests is the best choice. Timing is as important as the method because moisture emissions change as a result of natural and manmade forces. Crown Coverings has the answers you need.
Floor covering manufacturers may stipulate which test, or combination of tests, should be conducted for warranty protection.
Crown has the certifications to perform all moisture testing.