If you are planning on resurfacing your garage floor with a polyaspartic or epoxy coating there are some things to know to prevent problems later.
1. Moisture in Concrete
Concrete is mixed with water, which is a clear statement, but what happens during the curing procedure? The water combined with ash, sand, aggregates, and water makes a chemical reaction that turns the mixture into a hard substance. The curing cycle called hydration is part of the chemical process. Excess moisture will make its way to the surface leaving a trail behind it. As moisture rises to the surface, the concrete hardens and the path behind the water is an air hole or a vein. The moisture pressure pushes up and moves towards the surface through these pores.
2. Checking Moisture in Your Slab
The easiest way is to stick plastic tape to the floor in some areas. You can put heavy rubber mats on the floor as well. If after …