Applying a vapor barrier on top of the slab and under the flooring underlayment prevents moisture (and the alkaline salts that moisture can pull from the concrete) from diffusing through the concrete slab. It slows or prevents water in the concrete from damaging the floor.
How to Prevent Moisture Problems on Concrete Floor?
Concrete floors are very popular in homes and businesses because they are durable and easy to maintain. However, concrete floors can be susceptible to moisture problems, which can lead to staining, mold, and mildew.
There are a few things you can do to prevent moisture problems on your concrete floor. First, make sure that your floor is properly sealed.
A good sealer will create a barrier between the concrete and the outside world, preventing moisture from seeping in. You should reapply sealer every few years to keep your floor protected.
Second, keep your floor clean. Moisture can be trapped in dirt and debris, so it’s important to sweep and mop your floor regularly. If you do get a spill, clean it up immediately.
Third, control the humidity in your space. Moisture problems are more likely to occur in humid environments. Use a dehumidifier to keep the air in your home or business dry.
Following these tips will help you prevent moisture problems on your concrete floor. If you do notice moisture, act quickly to address the issue.