How To Dry Out Concrete in 24 Hours
Concrete is an extremely porous substrate and absorbs large amounts of moisture after seasonal rains and flooding. Water from the earth below leeches up through the slab creating moisture problems in buildings, leading to mold and mildew growth. Mold growth should be avoided at all costs because of the health consequences to humans and pets ( https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm ). Creto DPS (Deep Penetrating Sealer) can be applied to damp concrete to permanently seal the concrete and remove all residual moisture once and for all. As Creto DPS penetrates into the concrete it starts a chemical reaction with the minerals in the slab. This creates a breathable membrane within the concrete that prevents any water or salts from migrating through the substrate. As the sealer cures it pushes out any moisture in the concrete. This process usually takes 24 hours depending on the temperature of the surrounding areas.
Applying Creto DPS to damp concrete is an easy and cost effective way to permanently stop moisture problems in the slab. This process not only waterproofs the concrete but it also strengthens the substrate and eliminates cracking from freeze / thaw expansion due to moisture in the concrete. It also prevents mold from growing in the concrete and creating a musty smell in buildings. For proper application remove any topical sealants, paint, or adhesives from the concrete prior to application. Apply Creto DPS generously across the concrete with a mop, roller or pump sprayer for 30 minutes. During this 30 minutes move any access sealer from puddled areas to drying areas, keeping the slab wet looking. After 30 minutes remove any access sealer with a dry mop or towel and you’re done! Concrete is permanently sealed and all moisture problems are solved!