The ARDEX MC™ RAPID MOISTURE CONTROL SYSTEM is a one-coat, 100% solids epoxy moisture management system formulated to suppress excessive moisture vapor emissions in new or existing concrete prior to installing an ARDEX underlayment with flooring. It is especially suited to treat areas of new concrete in critical installations, such as health care and institutional applications where the construction schedule does not allow adequate drying of the concrete. ARDEX MC RAPID is also recommended over existing concrete where the level of moisture emissions from the slab exceeds the maximum allowed by the manufacturer of the finished floor covering.
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One-coat epoxy resin system
No sand broadcast required for underlayment applications of 1/4” (6 mm) or less
Ready to prime in just 4 hours
Solvent free, alkali resistant
Tenacious bond to substrate
Reduces vapor emissions to acceptable levels for floor coverings
For RH readings up to 100%
ASTM E96 perm rating - 0.06
Use under all standard commercial and residential floor coverings on interior
Use under all ARDEX interior toppings (sand broadcast method only)
Available in 1.65 gal. (6.25 L) unit
Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre
Adlers Main Tile & Carpet Co., LTD, consulted ARDEX for a
cost efficient quick resolution to high RH readings. ARDEX developed a solution to address the high moisture readings and need for a level and flat floor in only one weekend. Featured Product: ARDEX K 60(TM) ARDITEX
Boston Medical Center
ARDEX Concrete Management Systems™ deliver installation options that produce a dry concrete substrate capable of meeting the most demanding flatness and levelness tolerances for both the flooring and other interior trades while eliminating unplanned moisture mitigation and leveling delays.
Boston Scientific - Building 100 - Marlborough, MA
Following a 12 to 18-month evaluation and specification period, Columbia Construction and Business Interiors selected the optimal solution for a multi-floor, fast-track build that required early moisture mitigation and the mixing and pumping of self-leveling underlayment over 113,000 sq. ft. of green concrete in seven mobilizations. Transportation, handling and staging of pallets, bags, and mixing barrels would be labor intensive and construction schedules were tight. US Patent 8,857,130 B1
The retail store requires a three-day installation. Before installing ARDEX PANDOMO® Loft, moisture issues had to be addressed with ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System. The installation had to be dust free.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX PANDOMO® K2 Design Micro-Topping Compound (White)
The Mission Viejo buybuy BABY store was undergoing renovations including new VCT/vinyl plank flooring. The store was within a day of completion when Steele Tile noticed that the vinyl adhesives started to emulsify. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ RAPID
Campbell University Health and Science Building
When this fast-track project fell behind schedule, ARDEX Concrete Management System Late Phase Option was recommended, utilizing ARDEX MC RAPID to address excessive RH values. ARDEX V 1200 Self-Leveling Underlayment was used to correct deflections and meet specified, stringent concrete tolerances.
Clemente Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse and Federico Degetau Federal Building
The Clemente Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse and Federico Degetau Federal Building were built in 1975. Renovation plans include turning the buildings into high-performance, economically - friendly facilities. Moisture concerns became an issue when plans to install commercial luxury vinyl were revealed. Multiple layers of flooring had to be abated and mechanically removed. Basement concrete in a mechanical equipment room was unlevel and rough. This $85 million project is one of several in Puerto Rico being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Moisture readings were in the high 80s and low 90s, well above
the flooring manufacturer’s recommendations. In a healthcare setting, work had to be done quickly and done right the first time. Featured Products: ARDEX ARDIFIX, MC RAPID, K 55 MICROTEC.
F.H. Corky Smith Gymnasium Courts & Sports
During a remodel of the gymnasium entry way, concession stand and common areas two major sub-floor issues were discovered as renovations began. Vapor emission testing revealed areas of the existing slab were above 90% RH.
After existing tiles were demolished, cracks in the sub-floor were discovered. Before tile installation could proceed, these cracks had to be filled and made flush with the existing subfloor. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ RAPID One-Coat Moisture Control System for Concrete to Receive ARDEX Underlayments
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
RH moisture vapor readings were as high as 98% in certain areas of a relatively new, 690,000 sq. ft. floor.
A moisture mitigation system, as well as floor leveling, had to be completed within a tight construction schedule to get readings below 90%. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System
Fort Lee Commissary
42,000 square-foot ground floor installation. Gondolas had to be moved for prep and installation at night then replaced for opening in the morning. Moisture readings of 92% RH. Work could only be performed at night.
Hemet Valley Medical Center Phase I
Twenty thousand square feet of work had to take place during hospital operating hours. Before the floors could be re-leveled and installed, asbestos abatement had to be performed and multiple layers of existing flooring needed to be removed. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System
Kaiser Medical Office
33,000 ft2 installation with multiple trades active on the site. Featured: ARDEX Concrete Management Systems
Lime Ridge Mall
More than an inch in height variation across the floor with significant cracking and surface contamination on the existing concrete. Featured Products: ARDEX Polished Concrete Systems