More often than not, moisture-related concerns and issues will arise during many construction projects, but they don’t have to. Typical concrete mixtures dry from the top down instead of uniformly. Because of this, concrete is really never dry. When your concrete foundation isn’t dry or hasn’t reached an optimal level of dryness, failures like bubbling, curling, and buckling can occur after flooring has been laid.
By choosing a rapid-drying concrete from the start of your project though, you can reduce the risk of flooring failures and make moisture-related issues a thing of the past.
How Does Rapid-Drying Concrete Eliminate Moisture-Related Issues?
A rapid-drying concrete allows for the most dryness possible and it also dries uniformly. This trait not only grants you the ability to to lay floor covering sooner and reduces the risk of floor failures due to excess moisture, but it helps you to finish construction and the ability to get in the building faster (speed to market).
When you make rapid-drying concrete part of your project from the start of construction, you’re also saving yourself the time and money that you may end up spending on moisture mitigation treatments in the future. Rapid-drying concrete nearly eliminates the occurrence of curling in concrete, increasing the safety of the floor once it’s complete.
The possibility of project delays and cost overruns due to the repairing of flooring failures are always present when rapid-drying concrete is not used from the start of construction. The performance of rapid-drying concrete results in the compression of construction schedules and the reduced overhead cost for the general contractor. Not to mention, the speed to market rapid-drying concrete allows greatly benefits the building owner.