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Why You Will Surely Regret Ignoring Concrete Moisture Mitigation

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jan 26, 2017 12:15:00 PM

When starting a project, you have to worry about the logistics of setting sub-contractors to work — often before the design for said project is finalized. It’s imperative, though, that you don’t ignore one of the critical components of construction that will severely impact your timeline and bottom line. Moisture mitigation takes many forms, some more effective than others, but it's necessary that you have some method of response to excess moisture in concrete slabs.  

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

How Concrete Moisture Can Derail Fast Track Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jan 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Though concrete moisture generally poses a threat in any construction context, it is especially problematic when a construction timeline is compressed. Fast track construction inherently has its fair share of advantages, speed to market and potentially lower overhead costs, to name a few, but does magnify the risk of flooring damage if concrete slab moisture precautions aren’t taken seriously. There is less tolerance for time delays between concrete and flooring installation, but designers, contractors and owners that are aware of the problem from the beginning are in a better position to execute a problem-free project.

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

Eliminate Flooring Failure Risk with Rapid-Drying Concrete

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jan 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Over the past 25 years, moisture-related problems with floor coverings and coatings have been one of the most frequent, costly, and troublesome problems faced by owners, general contractors, project managers and flooring installers. The problems stem from the inability of conventional concrete mixtures to dry to the moisture level required by the manufacturers of the flooring materials within the time allowed by the project schedule.

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Moisture Mitigation: Excess Concrete Moisture Warning Signs

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jan 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When proper moisture mitigation precautions aren’t taken, or occasionally, even when they are, there’s a good chance your facility’s foundation or flooring could be compromised. There’s a reason concrete moisture mitigation exists on such a massive scale, and it’s because millions of dollars are at risk if excess moisture is left unchecked. We cover some of the early warning signs that, despite all efforts, excess concrete moisture could be an issue.

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How Construction Design Impacts Speed to Market

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jan 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The benefits of fast tracking a project are attractive to say the least. Successful fast track construction gives owners an edge by allowing them to enter a target market sooner, launching immediate revenue streams and a chance to beat potential competitors to the punch. If, and this is an important if, a fast-track project can limit its mistakes so costs don’t match or surpass the savings from an accelerated construction schedule, fast track construction would certainly be worth the trouble

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Progressive Design-Build for Fast Track Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Dec 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We’ve previously discussed the benefits of design-build compared to the more traditional design-bid-build construction delivery method. The combination of the contractor and designer as one entity can accelerate projects and make an owner’s life much easier when managing fast track construction. The so-called “progressive” design-build takes the original design-build delivery method even further. In addition to the convenient single point of contact, owners can expect earlier collaboration and a more intuitive pricing approach.

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Four Primary Benefits of Fast Track Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Dec 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Fast track construction is becoming more commonplace, especially in industries such as retail, healthcare and telecommunications. The shift away from traditional building methods entails involving the general contractor in a project before designs are finalized, and thus considerably condensing the construction timeline. While there are daunting challenges that must be met to execute this correctly and it’s not without risk, there are several benefits of this construction approach.  

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Topics: Rapid-Drying Concrete, fast track construction

What is Relative Humidity (RH) and Why is It Important for Moisture Mitigation?

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Dec 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Relative Humidity (RH) is the amount of water vapor in the air compared to the amount of moisture the air could hold at a given temperature. RH can also be applied to concrete and serves as the most important indicator for when a concrete slab reaches appropriate dryness levels. RH informs construction crews when flooring materials can be safely installed without risk of damages that have cost the construction industry more than $1 billion.   

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

Why Moisture Mitigation Shouldn’t Be Underestimated

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Most owners, designers and contractors are familiar with the concept of moisture mitigation. What isn’t always understood is the gravity of what moisture mitigation will do for a facility or what could happen if it’s neglected. Concrete construction, for good reason, is at the center of the moisture mitigation conversation. From flooring failures and liabilities to the serious implications of sick building syndrome, tackling the issues of excess moisture in concrete slabs can’t be ignored.   

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

Management and Trends in Fast Track Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Nov 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We’re diving deeper into the topic of fast track construction to help our readers manage their projects more effectively. Rapid-drying concrete is only one component of a successful fast track project and there are many moving parts that present challenges even relative to traditional design-bid-build construction. The owner, designer and contractors all have a responsibility to anticipate these challenges to get their facilities operational as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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