March 13th 2020
Damp Proof Concrete Floor Solutions at Affordable Prices
When you invest in a concrete floor with us, you want to know that it’s made to stand the test of time. Rising damp through concrete is fairly common in floors that have not been professionally installed. It can be a real problem, particularly when high moisture levels transfer themselves to the top of the floor, making the concrete a slip hazard.
In this article we will look at the importance of damp proof concrete floors and how we, at Concrete Flooring Solutions, work hard to install floors that stay dry, durable, and damage-free.
What Causes Damp in Concrete Floors?
Damp from the ground can make its way into your concrete floors, causing a number of serious problems. Damp is caused in concrete when there are changes in the surrounding environment, impacting the moisture levels in a room. For example, if you remove a large tree from your garden, it is no longer using up the water from the ground and this can make your floors more susceptible to dampness. Other common causes of dampness in concrete floors are:
- Construction sites that are wet from the rain
- Inaccurate, insufficient, or misinterpreted moisture tests
- Inadequate moisture protection
- Fast-track construction schedules
As you can see, there are a number of things that can cause dampness in existing floors, the most common being rushing the installation process.
How to Avoid Damp in Concrete
At Concrete Flooring Solutions, we are passionate about delivering the standards our customers expect. That’s why we work to install concrete floors that will remain free from damp for many years to come. How do we do this? Well, there are two fundamental ways you can avoid damp in concrete floors:
Natural Drying: often, people struggle with dampness in their concrete floors due to a rushed construction process. That’s why we work hard to carry out all installations as carefully and thoroughly as possible. We provide adequate drying time for all our concrete floors to significantly reduce the likelihood of damp occuring. Allowing plenty of time for natural drying to occur helps us in the surface preparation process, getting the concrete ready for our finishes.
Professional Installation: having concrete floors professionally installed is one of the best ways to ensure your floors are protected against problems with damp. We are proud to carry out thorough and professional concrete floor installations, always going above and beyond the expectations of our customers.
The Best Damp Proof Floor Coatings
We finish all our concrete floors with floor coverings that will transform the look, durability, and accessibility of your space. What’s more, our floor finishes will protect your concrete from dampness. We finish floors using two popular methods:
Brush Finishes: our brush finishes are perfect for creating non-slip surfaces, keeping everyone safe. We achieve brush finished by pulling a wire concrete brush across the surface of freshly laid concrete, before allowing it time to dry. This helps protect your floors and prevent damp, keeping all foot traffic safe from slipping over.
Dust Toppings: another common finish for our floors that prevents dampness problems is dust toppings. Dust toppings are added to the existing concrete floor in order to create an aesthetically pleasing finish and to prevent moisture.
These premised powders are a popular choice among many of our customers because of their ability to provide greater resistance to concrete slabs and even a choice of colours. Dust toppings are easy to apply. Using a spreader to apply the dust, our installation team finish the floors with a powder-float vehicle for that perfect dust topping.
A Bit About Concrete Flooring Solutions
For over 30 years, our hard working and passionate team have served some of the largest clients and contractors within the construction industry. Our knowledge and experience helps us provide one of the most competitive concrete flooring services in the industry. We are the one stop shop for all your flooring needs. Choose from industrial, commercial and residential concrete floors, as well as diamond ground and epoxy based resins to find the perfect floor for your space. Call us today to arrange a site survey or simply to have your questions answered. We would be more than happy to help!
The Benefits of Our Services
We are a company of designers, craftsmen, and surveyors with over four decades of construction industry experience. We know what it takes to install concrete floors to the highest specifications and tolerance. The benefits of our services include:
- Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
- Constructionline Gold Member
- 100% Accredited
- Competitive rates
- Lifelong results
- Affordable prices
All of our designs are in accordance with The Concrete Society’s Technical Report 34 which is the industry standard for industrial concrete floors. So, you know you’re getting quality when you buy floors from us.
High Quality and Damp Proof Floors Guaranteed
All of our concrete floors are completed to the highest standard by our experienced installation team. Our team use premised powders to ensure the durability of your floors, creating greater abrasion resistance, reducing the likelihood of damp, and ensuring your floors last for many years to come.
Additionally, we even provide colouring options for you to choose from. So, you can make your concrete floors fit the style and aesthetic of your home.
If you’re considering a concrete floor, look no further than Concrete Flooring Solutions. We install high-quality, long-lasting, and damp-free concrete floors to the specific requirements of our customers. Why not give us a call? Our expert staff are available to talk through your flooring requirements, to answer any questions you may have, and to provide expert advice. Call us today to find out more about how we can help you.