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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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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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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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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Mitigating Risk in Fast Track Construction for Owners and GCs

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Oct 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The benefits of fast track construction are many and well-documented, especially the potential speed to revenue benefits for the owner/developer. Certain delivery methods that facilitate fast track construction, such as the increasingly common “design-build” method, call for untraditional ways of operating. And while the potential cost and time savings of fast track construction are real, there are some inherent risks. Owners and general contractors (GCs) must be aware of these risks in order to see through a smooth fast track construction project to its completion.

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation, fast track construction

Why is Water — A Necessary Component of Concrete — So Dangerous?

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Oct 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Water is an absolutely necessary component for the formation of concrete. When mixed with cement, a chemical reaction known as hydration creates bonds between water molecules and cementitious materials to form hydrates. This natural reaction gives concrete the strength and durability that has made the building material the foundation of construction for millennia. Moisture in excess within concrete, however, can lead to a myriad of issues and the erosion of flooring materials. But why is something so essential to concrete’s formation the cause of so much trouble?

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation, Rapid-Drying Concrete

How ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete Drives Fast Track Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Sep 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Rapid-drying concrete’s benefits are two-fold: the mitigation of moisture damage risk and the immediate acceleration of construction. Owners, general contractors and designers are all, in the end, beneficiaries of the advantages rapid-drying concrete provides. Architects want the most effective materials for their project and the protection of their reputation. General contractors want to please the owner by constructing a facility on budget and on schedule. Owners, meanwhile, want to see their facility become operational as fast as possible so revenue streams can be quickly realized. These goals, however, are unobtainable without dependable, predictable building materials.

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation, Rapid-Drying Concrete

Selecting a General Contractor for Fast Track Construction

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

Alongside the designer, hiring the general contractor (GC) is the most important decision an owner/developer can make for a large-scale construction project. There are few choices as impactful on one’s project as choosing the correct GC for your facility construction. While there is often the temptation to skimp and opt for a cheaper option, you will want to hire someone you can trust and — as importantly — someone with whom you can collaborate with through adversity.

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation, Rapid-Drying Concrete, Speed To Market