A 25,000 square-foot retail space experienced multiple floor covering failures over a 20-year period due to moisture issues. Escalating costs repair time were growing concerns. Wagner RH in situ probes confirmed moisture as high as 91% RH. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ ULTRA Moisture Control System
Things were heating up at the Aguadilla firehouse.
Renovations were underway and the plan was to install
high performance Amtico® rubber flooring in pedestrian
areas. Unfortunately, the slab had deflections of as much
as 3”, and relative humidity readings up to 95% - well
above the flooring manufacturer’s recommendation.
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
Arroyo Grande Hospital Operating Room
An operating room needed a new floor while adjacent ORs kept running. A short turnaround time was challenged when excess moisture levels were found. Medical equipment and the gurney traffic required a flat, level and smooth surface. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX K 15® Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment
Arroyo Grande Hospital Physical Therapy
A physical therapy unit required new flooring but moisture readings were too high for the rubber flooring specified. The 1,800-square-foot area also required leveling. The existing flooring had to be removed and the job completed in less than one week. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ ULTRA Moisture Control System
Basic Training Barracks, Fort Jackson
The first installer poured concrete that hardened before it was level, smooth or flat. The United States Army Corps of Engineers was charging the construction company for lost days until the slab met government standards. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX K 301™ Exterior Self-Leveling Concrete Topping
Bed Bath & Beyond Mexico
With the complete removal of the existing terrazzo, time was tight to complete the installation of the specified polished topping and vinyl flooring. They needed a deep fill that permitted the installation of self-levelers as quickly as possible, that could withstand the stress of the mechanical polishing process, and that allowed other trades to continue working to open the store on time.
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.
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
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.
Doctors Medical Center
A six bed, 600-square-foot section of the emergency room was chosen as a test area to try “yet another solution” to remediate excessive moisture that was causing bleed through of the VCT adhesive throughout the facility. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ ULTRA Moisture Control System
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
This installation was in an old building with no vapor barrier below the concrete. Very large sections of existing concrete needed removed and re-poured. Moisture issues could cause a stall in manufacturing.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ ULTRA Moisture Control System
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
Kaiser Medical Office
33,000 ft2 installation with multiple trades active on the site. Featured: ARDEX Concrete Management Systems
Little Company of Mary
150,000 ft2 project over five floors; Very high moisture levels in the basement needed remediation; Installer given only two days per location from prep to finish; Work had to be performed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Featured Products: ARDEX MC RAPID AND K 15
Memorial Care Renovation
Memorial Care Los Altos is a Family, Internal and Pediatric Doctors office specializing in rheumatology and cardiology. In addition,
this new facility serves as an urgent care center open 365 days a year for the local community. In renovating its new space,
Memorial Care Medical Group needed to bring together the most advanced healing technology in community healthcare along
with state-of-the-art medical and surgical products in order to provide excellent clinical outcomes. The second floor wood subfloor was in poor condition. Finished flooring to be installed was a 12”x24” Bio-based resilient tile and sheet vinyl. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX GS-4
Nakamura Federal Courthouse
The Nakamura Courthouse is a 12-story, 190,000 sq.ft. building that was erected in 1939. The building holds historic designation. The project specified the rehabilitation of the five (5) courtrooms, the law library, judge’s chambers, as well as other tenant improvements for the lower three floors. ARDEX SD-M, K 15, MC.
Our Lady of Providence
98% RH readings in rooms where kindergarten students spent the day. Needed to solve moisture issue and avoid delays. Featured Products: ARDEX MC RAPID and K 60 ARDITEX
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The concrete slabs in the Moody Family Children’s Exhibit on the lower level had moisture reading in excess of 95% RH. Spectra Contract Flooring and the project architect decided to use Forbo Flooring Systems to address these issues. FEATURED PRODUCT:ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System
Replacement Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA
The replacement Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton was scheduled to open in six months. The facility provides advanced outpatient services with a patient and family centered inpatient design comprised of 60 inpatient beds, nine operating rooms with dedicated orthopedic, cystoscopy and cesarean operating rooms and six universal operating rooms. Newly poured hospital slabs were not level in many areas and RH tests revealed 98% moisture readings. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC RAPID
Residence at Johnson Drive
High moisture levels caused the original hardwood floor of a residence to fail. The concrete substrate had to be shot-blasted but the owners wanted back in their house quickly. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FEATHER FINISH® Self-Drying, Cement-Based Finish Underlayment
San Francisco International Airport Terminal
A new central passenger boarding area at the SFO Terminal 2 project would add 28,000 square feet to the airport. With the this area to open in 10 days, moisture in the slabs beneath the installation area had to be addressed quickly.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ PLUS Moisture Control System
Santa Barbara High School
There was only one week to install and refinish the cafeteria for the fast-approaching first day of school. Before floor installations could begin, old vinyl asbestos tile had to be abated. Very high moisture readings in the concrete had to be addressed. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System
Shawano Medical Center
There was an increased focus on completing the building enclosure before winter: More than 80,000 sq. ft. (7,400 m2); Two floor addition to an existing hospital; Unusually wet weather; Wet concrete decks; No exterior walls erected; Roof was incomplete. Featured Product: ARDEX Concrete Management Systems (US Patent 8,857,130 B1)
New offices had moisture issues. Several installers were bidding very low on the project, mostly using a piecemeal compilation of various product brands. None of the other installers included self-leveling for the installation. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FEATHER FINISH® Self-Drying, Cement-Based Finish Underlayment
The Outlet Collection: Seattle
SuperMall, a hybrid mall located in Auburn, Washington, was to be transformed to a premium outlet center known as
The Outlet Collection, Seattle.
SuperMall renovations were to include new flooring, interior rails and light fixtures as well as new concourse furniture
and interior signage. Old tile and hardwood floors were to be replaced with porcelain and glass wall and floor tile. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 5™ Thin Set Mortar
95,000 ft2 needed to be leveled fast; Moisture readings were high in repaired sections of the slab; Barrel mixing with a crew of at least eight would take up to ten business days; 120-foot wide footprint presented the risk for cold joints between pours. Featured Product: ARDEX K 10, CUBE
ULTA Beauty Store
ULTA is the largest beauty retailer providing one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon
services in the United States. ARDEX products are specified for all ULTA stores nationwide. The Fairview, Texas
ULTA store was to receive vinyl plank flooring before its grand opening. Featured Products: ARDEX MC RAPID and V 1200.
Union County Board of Education
The Union County Board of Education offices are housed in a 50-year-old building. The moisture readings from the concrete slab were well above the acceptable limit to receive the specified VCT flooring. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ ULTRA Moisture Control System
UPMC Magee Women's Hospital ICU
An expansion added two floors to an existing facility. Short installation time frame raised concerns that the slabs would not have sufficient dry time. Like all hospitals, UPMC Magee could not risk moisture induced flooring failures.
FEATURED PRODUCT:ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System
VA Hospital Mental Health Pavilion
A new, six-story health facility could not risk moisture induced flooring failures. Because of the short installation time frame, there were concerns that the newly poured concrete slabs would not have sufficient dry time.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ PLUS Moisture Control System
This lease is the largest commercial construction lease in the history of Boston and is also the current largest private sector construction project in the country. Once construction started, ARDEX Sales Professionals Barry Cullen and Michael Harris were called to discuss moisture mitigation and self-leveling underlayment recommendations for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Tower B. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX V 1200
Victoria's Secret North Star Mall
Moisture readings were as high as 98%. Dirt subfloors were discovered along with uneven and spalled concrete, adhesive residue and layers of old patches. There were two-weeks to get the floor done. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ PLUS Moisture Control System
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Building #10 Basement)
The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is one of the nation’s most renowned military medical centers. It is the largest Department of Defense joint facility in the nation. After decades of use, several buildings on the campus were scheduled for renovation. The basement floors in Building 10 had high moisture readings and required crack repair and leveling before finished flooring could be installed. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC Rapid
West Anaheim Medical Center
West Anaheim Medical Center needed to replace 10,000 square feet of VCT flooring in its ICU. But higher than acceptable moisture readings jeopardized a tight installation schedule. Revenue lost could exceed $40,000 a day. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ ULTRA Moisture Control System