Mitigating moisture in concrete ensures high-quality flooring installation and improves long-term performance.

July 28, 2021

Mitigating Moisture in Concrete Yields These 3 Huge Project Benefits

Two FreemanWhite designers spell out the benefits of using an epoxy-based sealant for all slabs. They also address including the costs in the contract.

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Concrete slabs continually absorb and emit moisture. In fact, concrete’s real risk is its lack of predictability. Mitigating moisture in concrete consistently and predictably manages that risk.

Project owners, designers and contractors benefit from proactively installing moisture mitigation.

  • The design team knows it will have a reliable substrate for specified flooring installations, minimizing a common reason for flooring installation “callbacks,” and “guilt by association.”
  • The contractor has a predictable construction schedule and an enhanced opportunity for a quality flooring installation.
  • The owner has peace of mind because of reduced scheduling risks and the likelihood of better long-term performance of the flooring materials.

 

In “Mitigating Moisture in Concrete Floor Slabs,” Mark Sweeney, AIA, NCARB, Chief Resource Architect; and Mark Schmidt, AIA CSI, Specification Writer, provide insight on how FreemanWhite, a Haskell Company, specifies an epoxy-based moisture mitigation sealant for all slabs intended to receive floor coverings and advises adding mitigation to the contract sum early in a project.

The designers at FreemanWhite, a Haskell Company, offer more than 100 years of expertise, insight and knowledge about healthcare design and provide clients comprehensive planning solutions by integrating strategy, operations, architecture, interior design and engineering.

Haskell delivers more than $1 billion annually in Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Consulting solutions to assure certainty of outcome for complex capital projects worldwide. Haskell is a global, fully integrated, single-source design-build and EPC firm with over 1,800 highly specialized, in-house design, construction and administrative professionals across industrial and commercial markets. With 20+ office locations around the globe, Haskell is a trusted partner for global and emerging clients.

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