Concrete Vapor Barrier Supplies
Waterproofing and Water Resistant Barriers are Critically Important for Building Concrete Protection
You can minimize how much air and water can seep into a home or building by protecting your concrete with barriers. Uncontrolled water flowing through concrete slabs can be disastrous and result in massive cost to designers, building owners and contractors.
This moisture infiltration into homes and buildings contributes to the acceleration of mold and mildew that can cause structural failures. Water can cause warping, blistering, and staining, not to mention flooring system failures and health issues. These are but a few reasons why you need to look into waterproofing and water resistant barriers. Air barriers, vapor barriers, and water resistant barriers each have a function to help seal the areas around a concrete building and decorative concrete projects to minimize issues with air leakage, moisture vapors, and water seepage.
Air Barriers for Concrete
Air barrier materials can be applied to the inside or outside of a building to control air leakage into and out of the building envelope. An example of an exterior solution is the house wrap shown to the right.
Vapor Barriers for Concrete
Vapor barrier materials help to eliminate water vapors from coming through cement. Rain and ground moisture can seep through concrete and decorative concrete floors creating damp concrete and potential mold issues. Vapor barriers will help the concrete stay dry.
Waterproofing / Water Resistive Barriers
Waterproofing with Water-Resistant Barriers
Taking steps to waterproof concrete includes the use of water-resistant barrier materials on the exterior of a building, the outside of the concrete. Moisture can be found in most concrete structures and sub-structures. Treating and maintaining your concrete with waterproofing solutions will help protect your concrete.
- Commercial basements, rooftops, and parking structures
- Crawl space insulation
- Insulating cavity wall of brick and concrete block or other similar masonry
- Residential basements, cement foundations, and garages
- Vapor barriers under concrete slabs
- Waterproofing basements walls
Ask Our Decorative Concrete Specialist
Our concrete product specialists can help you identify the concrete barriers appropriate for your project. Contact us or submit your question to ask our Decorative Concrete Specialist about air barriers, vapor barriers, waterproof barriers, and the supplies needed for your project.