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Why Mission-Critical Projects and ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete Go Hand in Hand

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jul 18, 2018 10:04:00 AM

Building materials for mission-critical facilities like data centers, power generation plants, and hospitals have direct impacts on facility operations. Considering the consistent impact of foot traffic, vehicle traffic, and machine vibration, concrete slabs must be reliable enough to not only avoid becoming a liability, but also maintain long-term strength. For facilities that can’t afford disruptions to operations, setting the foundation with rapid-drying concrete can lower the need for maintenance and keep facilities operating optimally. By achieving target relative humidity levels quickly, rapid-drying concrete helps mission critical facilities compete aggressive timelines, but also avoid several of the liabilities that come from traditional concrete solutions.

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Topics: Rapid-Drying Concrete, Facility Construction

Why Calcium Chloride Moisture Tests Don’t Tell the Full Story

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Aug 7, 2017 1:13:49 PM

When placing concrete, especially concrete slab foundations, it’s obviously important to have moisture-testing procedures in place. By getting a constant read on the moisture levels in the concrete slab, contractors can determine the best time to install flooring.

Not testing for moisture properly could lead to a premature installation of flooring, resulting in devastating damages like curling and cupping down the road.

Typically, a drying schedule is allotted to give the concrete enough time to cure and dry to target moisture levels (80 percent relative humidity).

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

Why You Will Surely Regret Ignoring Concrete Moisture Mitigation

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jan 26, 2017 11:15:00 AM

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 8:00:00 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 9:00:00 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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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

Moisture Mitigation: Excess Concrete Moisture Warning Signs

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jan 10, 2017 8:00:00 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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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

How Construction Design Impacts Speed to Market

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jan 3, 2017 8:00:00 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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Topics: Rapid-Drying Concrete, fast track construction

Progressive Design-Build for Fast Track Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Dec 27, 2016 8:00:00 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 8:00:00 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 8:00:00 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