I have a new concrete floor. Part will be carpeted and part will have either
linoleum or tile squares. Is there any special surface preparation or sealer
that I should use prior to calling the carpet people?
Time does fly, concrete was actually poured last September, spent the time
since then building the room, now getting ready to do drywall and then
finish the floor. I've done the plastic thing and no visible moisture. The
perimeter of the concrete is 8 inches wide and goes down 8 inches below
grade. Center is filled with gravel and then topped with 4 inches of
concrete reinforced with appropriate rebar. The top is from 10 inches to 24
inches above grade. Good slope, good drainage, 300 foot drop behind house at
45 degree angle. If this place ever floods, I'm calling Noah.
If it is grade level you dont want moisture comming up. It has to cure
for months then tested to see moisture content and ground absorption of
water. Sealing and painting when moisture is down will help. But wait
till you know how bad it is. Probably next spring or whenever you get
your big rains.
Ive heard HD or menards sells them I paid 220 years ago from Delmhorst,
but electronics are cheaper now , im sure you can get a 20$ version
somewhere. Great to have for pinpointing any leak or before painting
concrete or bare wood or finding rot in wood. Google maybe even Ebay
or local stores, I really havnt checked.
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