My question is: after we put down the tiles, the rains came and we covered it with a tarp for several days — so not to get them wet as they were drying. Can you??? wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Buy a commercial concrete cleaner and pour it in the hole. Is there anything that I can do to rectify if this is a problem? Hose down the entire area you want to wash, then use a plastic watering can to sprinkle your diluted acid onto the concrete. We have no way of removing it but it looks horrible. Thanks for the question. I’ve asked them to ask their builder who informed them if the floors were maintained there should be no discoloration, but I’ve only used a neutral Bona cleaner and steam mop in between cleanings. Whether the two separate pours will completely blend in color is a big if, but I definitely wouldn’t do any finish on the slab until it has had a chance to dry further. Our son wants to get married in our back yard and I don’t want the fire pit to take away from the look of the patio area. Today I went downstairs to do some more investigating the lifted some carpet tile area rugs and realized that the concrete under the rugs is discolored. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. After having the new black colour it didnt take long before the black peeled off in patches and to clean the concrete with a hose would remove the paint. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. We had our polished concrete floor done in our lower level of our home (which is below grade) about 4 years ago. It’s hard to say for sure, but as concrete cures and dries it will usually develop one, fairly consistent color. Sometimes during the rainy season we get some moisture on the floor, which I assume is coming up through the concrete slab. Per the rental agreement we are only allowed to use Bona floor cleaner and water on the floors and they require the floors to be refinished every 6 months. We just had a new concrete floor poured in our home. This will have an eight-inch long blade which scraps the surface moving back and forth. This could potentially be under the “sealer” or on top of it. Factor in the liquid bonding agent if you plan on adding any to the mix. I have had a cream polish done on a new slab, it was fully cured and dry, we covered with chipboard after the cream polish to protect during construction period and rain got in, areas have milky white bubbles apeard, and some of them the coating scratches off with fingernail, concrete polisher claims this is my fault because moisture got trapped and charging extra to fix it. If the efflorescence gets trapped underneath a sealer and/or certain stains, it will look like a white “blush” has been spread on the concrete. I am doing a 3″ concrete pour and wonder about drying time. However, you may need to build a wooden frame to, Since concrete is porous, it is pretty easy to. Thanks for the question. Undesirable color changes – The acid in reactive stains contains metallic salts that instigate a chemical reaction when they mix with the free lime in the concrete. I used Heal and seal D2K sealer on my concrete countertop and added the powder to make it matte. Thanks for the comment. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Add water gradually to thin it out, mixing it for a minute after each addition to check its consistency again. He left to look for other products to try. I have a dark stain on concert that I found under stained carpet it is a rental I think it could be cooking oil also how can I tell. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/0\/05\/Fill-Concrete-Holes-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Fill-Concrete-Holes-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/0\/05\/Fill-Concrete-Holes-Step-1.jpg\/aid11535461-v4-728px-Fill-Concrete-Holes-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":"

\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Like a good acid stain, they fuse together to create a durable, pleasing floor that literally becomes the foundation of its space and atmosphere. The contractor doesn’t understand what went wrong and has no answer to correct this .. can you help. My best recommendation is to contact a reputable decorative concrete contractor in your area. Thanks for the question. Don’t let anyone walk or drive over it, for instance. I would have a very pointed conversation with the original contractor to get a better understanding of the cause. Turn on any available ventilation fans and vacuum up dust when you’re done. Let’s just say long term, there is no real way to effectively mitigate the excessive moisture issues as a whole that would negatively impact concrete floor finishing applications. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Learn how your comment data is processed. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. It’s hard to say exactly what the issue is here. The crack that the moisture comes up isn’t big to where my inspector of the house finds it alarming. You can try to clean the efflorescence off with vinegar (cut 50/50) and a soft bristle broom. I want to stain it seal it. The contractor came back out, resurfaced and restained and sealed in April (we live in southern Maine). I had a new patio poured and it did not look the best so the contractor put a resurfacer on it. I recently had my concrete floors polished, stained and sealed. Thanks. This will at least potentially tell you whether it is some type of oil based product. Also, will the moisure-based discoloration disappear if the seal is removed? Watch for the water to stay clear without any debris in it. My only question about the process would be, once the concrete has been deemed properly dry, what additional concrete preparation steps will be necessary prior to sealing the floor? Sometimes when finishes are redone or changed, the breathability of the concrete is altered. Our exposed concrete is 4 years old. Why Measure Moisture in Old Concrete Floor Slabs? Sorry for the problems. Terrible water stains and dark spots until they dry up which some times is weeks if not a month. I bought my house brand new two years ago. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. It had a lou w sp ou t and tbgg e contractor added an inch or so of concrete in the low area about 5 days ago. I’ve also notice blistering of the floors in certain areas and a milky color in some areas well. Some products may require you to keep the patch covered for up to 28 days while misting each day. As far as the discoloration, in theory, it should dissipate, but that isn’t always the case. When we put down the stain the spots are not visible but when we sealed the floor they would show up. How can we fix this? The problem may also stay somewhat localized if the intact portion of the “system” has low permeability and doesn’t allow much of the moisture past the surface. You can preserve your design and the concrete with proper moisture testing before stains and sealers are applied. Required fields are marked *. What is the long term prognosis for a concrete floor which has multiple paler llemishes appearing below the sealer. Good Luck. Thanks for the questions, but I am not sure how much help I will be. You could either try for a more moisture resistant and/or breathable floor covering or apply a moisture remediation product, good to 100%RH (make sure the product warrants even if the slab has no vapor retarder) to the surface of the concrete. Can it be fixed without stripping it down to the concrete? We try not to get into specific manufacturer’s products, but it the reviews aren’t good for the type of retail establishment you are speaking about, I would look to find a business that specializes in paints and coating. Jason has 20+ years’ experience in sales and sales management in a spectrum of industries and has successfully launched a variety of products to the market, including the original Rapid RH® concrete moisture tests. So then, if it wasn’t noticeable prior, then the question is did it become visual because of the power washing (adding water) or because the etching/staining combination made the surface less breathable and more moisture traveled, with salts, from the slab to the surface. Thanks for sharing this scientific info! It has been 3 days now and there are dark and light areas. Efflorescence is more noticeable in winter than summer. The contractor applied a sealer over the integral concrete. It did… 1 month later the paint has peeled off again in the same areas. Good luck. I plan to acid stay and doing it with my building contractor. Will adding another coat damage the newly poured concrete? This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Our contractor is proposing that they sand down the surface to remove the seal, let the concrete breathe, and then reseal the concrete when it is suffiently dry. If the RH is too high for the finish’s tolerance, the finish may not live up to the expected visual and/or performance expectations. does this sound right ? Second, external sources of water may be an issue, such as water that can migrate from the ground to the concrete slab in the absence of a vapor retarder. By signing up you are agreeing to receive emails according to our privacy policy. Patching a vertical surface, such as a wall, is pretty much the same as patching a hole on the ground. It can leave a white powdery substance on the concrete’s surface after staining but before sealing. Thanks for any info you can provide. Note that the bonding agent can often be added after you have poured the concrete into the hole. They pour around 11:30-12 in the morning and I was able to walk on it without damage by 6PM. Cracking, chipping, peeling, or flaking – This is another consequence of moisture that can’t escape. Your email address will not be published. Obviously, without being there, I can’t be sure, but it sounds like another moisture issue. Elizabeth the Ginger * January 21, 2021 at 12:10 am #1 reminds me of the picture book “The Library Lion” where (spoilers) the overly-rules-loving librarian kicks out the book-loving lion for roaring in the library – unforgivable! Thanks for the question. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Like a good acid stain, they fuse together to create a durable, pleasing floor that literally becomes the foundation of its space and atmosphere. Yes, there should be options for you in this situation. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. This may require a chemical makeup different than the sealer on the rest of the concrete. Most holes can be fixed with a quality mortar mix, although you should use one with a crushed stone aggregate to fill holes over 1 in (2.5 cm) deep. Today my floor had lots of cracks and my screed is turning brown in some areas. This test has been used for some time in Europe and is now becoming the standard in the United States due to the scientific evidence supporting its accuracy. No barrier was placed under conctete. Color whitens or “blushes” – Too much moisture on the surface prevented the sealer from bonding, so it floats on the water instead. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. The stain is peeling/flaking up with the most minor of abrasions. The only other fix they have tried is to brush xylene on the affected areas. With many breathable finishes, the moisture in the slab can travel through and into the air, never leaving behind a noticeable salt residue. What did the contractor do incorrectly? Hello, I had a 4″ concrete slab poured about 6 weeks ago. So pretty much was land and now houses all the same lined up from street to street. Let that bubbling continue coating the concrete for about 20 minutes, then hose it off, completely washing away the TSP. Part of the reason is that there are hard mineral deposits where I have had large planters. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Wear down the concrete until it is flat and level with the old concrete around it. What a great service you’re providing to people. Unless you’re doing many repairs, a single bag will most likely be enough. If you don’t apply the bonding agent now, lightly dampen the concrete with a moist sponge. It could be the lack of breathability of the sealer, residue left from adhesive removal, etc. That is why when somebody tells you about a bad experience that had with certain types of concrete, you can’t always just go with what they said because who knows what kind of circumstances their concrete was poured. I think my concrete guy applied the sealer before the concrete was dry enough. If you want to acid-wash concrete, wear acid-resistant gloves, rubber boots, and vapor-proof goggles to protect yourself from acid burns. I agree it does sound like efflorescence. It’s not quite as dark as we like so we planned to apply another coat of stain, but is that from the efflorescence? wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Up to this point you say you feel he did a “great job”, I would expect that to continue. It is recommended to wait at least 24-48 hours after rain and pressure washing before sealing. When RH probes are placed at 40 percent depth within the slab (the correct depth for placement when the slab is drying from the top only), it has been demonstrated that the test results provide an accurate representation of the RH in the slab after it is sealed. It appears that the moisture is coming up from underneath the driveway. The sealer dried and looked good. We recommend the moisture content of the concrete be less than 4%wt. It helps a bit but does not completely remove the white and soon the white returns anyway. Moisture in concrete can come from two main sources. The problem with this test is that it only measures moisture at the surface. Copyright © 2021 Wagner Meters|Warranty|Return Policy|Terms & Conditions|Privacy Policy, Why You Should Use Relative Humidity (RH) Testing, Become a Wagner Meters Authorized Distributor, Flooring, Millwork, Furniture and Cabinet Manufacturers, Musical Instrument Manufacturer and Luthiers, Building Restoration and Inspection Professionals, The Ugly Truth: How Moisture Can Ruin Your Decorative Concrete, Free Download – 4 Reasons Why Your Concrete Is Taking Forever to Dry.

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