We install Moisture Barrier systems onto floors and walls to protect your assets.
Moisture barrier and crack repairs – floor now ready for Sparta-guard resin coating.
What is a Moisture Barrier?
Why do you need a Moisture Barrier
What is moisture vapor
In most cases, the moisture can not be seen. It is referred to as moisture vapor. Think of it like humidity, where the air is saturated, but invisible. That moisture then clings or condenses on colder surfaces. If there is not enough ventilation, the surfaces become saturated and moss, mold, algae and bacteria have sustainable growth. This leads to structural deterioration and other issues.
How do you know if you have a moisture problem
We can test floors and walls for moisture content. They should not be higher the 75% RH (relative humidity). We can do a simple “non destructive” scan test with one of our meters. If a more definitive test is required, we can drill a small hole in your floor and insert and electronic sensor (this method is more costly and is not instant).
Our moisture scan meter – readings over 250 indicate high moisture content in the substrate
Floor and walls prepared and “NXT Vapor Barrier “moisture barrier applied
Damp Proof Coarse
Modern building practices and regulations require a “Damp Proof Coarse” to be put between the dirt under the concrete slab and the slab. This is usually a combination of a layer aggregate (that will resist osmosis) and a layer of thick polythene. However this is not always done adequately or the polythene gets damaged during the concrete pour.