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Floor Seal Technology Reduces Risk of Moisture-Related Concrete Floor Failure

Three large San Francisco hospital construction projects scheduled for completion between 2013 and 2015 are using floor seal technology to reduce moisture related concrete floor failure.

These installations represent a combined total of more than one million square feet, bringing the total concrete floor treatment applications to more than 60 million square feet.

When floor coverings are to be installed over concrete, moisture vapour emission and alkalinity levels in concrete slab and deck surfaces must remain within the flooring manufacturer’s requirements. To meet these stringent specifications, some concrete flooring contractors are using Floor Seal Technology which manufactures its own proprietary membrane-forming curing compounds and accounts for every aspect of the installation, including pre-application consulting, on-site monitoring of the application process, and follow-up evaluations after the installation is complete.

Moisture-related floor failures can lead to construction delays, costly replacement and legal liabilities.  Floor Seal Technology guarantees bonding of its moisture control product, VaporSeal 309, to the concrete flooring with no exclusions for silicates or other common concrete additives, and adhesion of the floor covering with no exclusions for concrete cracks, joints or improperly prepared substrates. The product warranty includes repair or replacement of finished floor system and accessories damaged by relative humidity, vapour emission, or alkalinity for a minimum of ten years.

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