Only half of the water in concrete is used for hydration. So, in just one cubic yard, 17 gallons of water must evaporate to reach acceptable moisture levels for successful installation of floor coverings. For a new slab, that can take 90 days or more.
Installation of floor coverings over concrete with hidden moisture can cause catastrophic failures that cost you time and money not to mention your reputation.
ARDEX delivers a complete line of one-and two-coat, Moisture Control Systems approved for up to 100% RH readings and ARDEX Underlayments and Toppings can be installed in as little as 4 to 16 hours after an ARDEX MCTM is installed. ARDEX MC™ provides superior coverage of up to 270 square feet per coat, moisture vapor permeance ratings as low as less than .1 and warranties as much as 20 years when installed by an ARDEX LevelMaster Elite Installer®.