Moisture in Concrete: Understanding and Addressing It for Roofing and Flooring Applications
Both the roofing and flooring industries have come to understand the importance of addressing moisture in concrete substrates for roofing and moisture-sensitive flooring applications. Repair of roofing and floor finish failures are typically very costly, time consuming, and disruptive to facility operations. Technology to mitigate moisture in roofing and flooring concrete substrates continues to evolve, while the basic failure mechanisms remain the same. This presentation will help building owners, facility managers, architects, and contractors understand the causes of concrete substrate moisture-driven roofing and flooring failures, and how the failure mechanisms must be considered in the design or repair process.
1. Understand the importance of addressing moisture in concrete substrates for roofing and flooring applications
2. Recognize critical concrete substrate moisture issues that can affect roofing and flooring system performance
3. Identify options to mitigate concrete substrate moisture issues prior to designing or repairing roofing and flooring systems
4. Understand roofing or floor finish repair strategies to address existing conditions and meet performance, operational and budgetary requirements