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How to Stop Concrete Floor Seepage

Concrete floor seepage occurs primarily when there is a large amount of hydrostatic pressure beneath the floor of your home. Continue reading to learn how to stop concrete floor seepage and how to keep a basement or concrete floor dry.

What causes concrete floor seepage?

When it rains, water is absorbed into the ground until the earth is too saturated to soak up any more water. At this point, the water will begin to rise to the surface, causing hydrostatic pressure to build up against your foundation and basement floors, which leads directly to water seepage into your home.

How to fix concrete floor seepage:

  1. In order to fix concrete floor seepage, you must first locate where the water is coming from; the floor, a cold seam or a crack.
  2. Once you've discovered the source of the leak, you need to repair any cracks with a concrete crack repair kit and seal the cold seam with a cold seam sealer.
  3. Lastly, seal the floor with a waterproofing concrete floor sealer.

In order to determine the moisture vapor emission of your concrete perform a calcium chloride test.

Why Ghostshield?

  • The VAPOR-TEK 440 helps effectively reduce moisture vapor transmission to ensure protection of moisture sensitive floor coverings. The high performance and quick installation features of this system make it an ideal solution to stop concrete floor seepage while meeting ASTM F3010 for vapor permeance. The Vapor-Tek 440 will reduce moisture vapor emission rates of up to 20lb. / 24 hr / 1,000 ft. prior to the application of flooring.

  • If your concrete has never had a moisture or dampness problem and you are looking for a preventative, cost-effective solution, use the LITHI-TEK 9500.

Lithi-Tek 9500

Waterproofer & densifier

Vapor-Tek 440

Moisture barrier epoxy coating

Published Sunday 24th of November 2013 // Updated Thursday 16th of August 2018

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