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Epoxy Failures and Solutions – Vapor Transmissions

Vapor Transmissions and Floor Coatings Concrete epoxy floor coatings are known to be sensitive to excess moisture. How this works may be surprising to you if you have not looked into it before. Where is the moisture coming from? Moisture problems in concrete occur in 2 different ways- moisture content in the concrete itself, and vapor transmission from below. The moisture itself is not always an issue as many epoxies can handle higher moisture in concrete. Vapor is a problem when it...

Epoxy Coating Floor Prep Methods: Shot Blasting vs. Diamond Grinding

Shot Blasting or Diamond Grinding Your Concrete Floor Putting a new epoxy or urethane coating on your cement floor is a great investment in your workspace. It would be silly to spend money on the coating product, but neglect the preparation of the surface beforehand. When applying a concrete coating, you will be faced with a decision of either shot blasting or diamond grinding your concrete. Which is better? Like most questions in workspace improvement, the answer is “it depends.” Important...

Before installing Epoxy or Urethane Floor Systems, Perform a Calcium Chloride Test

Calcium Chloride Testing Calcium Chloride Testing is a test used to measure the amount of moisture vapor emitting through concrete. If you're operating a food processing plant or manufacturing pharmaceuticals, you could be seeking an impervious floor coating to keep your operation easy to clean.  Or you could be processing or manufacturing anything else, and still be seeking an impervious floor coating.  Regardless of what you're producing, an epoxy or urethane floor will improve the functionality of your floor, whether...