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Old 11-06-2017, 05:51 AM   #61
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:25 PM   #62
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No, if You can achieve a vapour 'proof' bond to the concrete with the epoxy you're should be good and dry....

Please post back in a year or two the results.
On sticky AC days the near ground temp slab might, still collect condensation from the air if its dew point is above the floor temperature.....

Damp vinyl linoleum has to be much less as of a mold factory then carpet in the same conditions.
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I am using EliteCrete's waterborne, 2 part epoxy vapor barrier. I will be applying 2 coats. My flooring guy does epoxy floor coatings and had this equipment and let me rent it.

This is an Edco Floor grinder and Edco 200cfm vac. 99% dust free set up. I am amazed at how quick it grinds the slab. I have on the "fine" shoes. The small round ones. The blue and orange are more aggressive. My flooring guy said the more aggressive ones will tear up a slab in a heartbeat! This will give the epoxy a fresh surface to penetrate and adhere to.


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I wanna use it!
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Ha! It is pretty uneventful to run. Renting a Husqvarna unit tomorrow for a bunch of thinset removal. Be curious to see how they differ.
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Take up the planks, and install some moisture mitigating epoxy. That would block the moisture.
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Take up the planks, and install some moisture mitigating epoxy. That would block the moisture.
Umm..have you read any of the topic?...it is what I am doing.

Here is some update pics. I did the epoxy in 2 sections. 2 coats aren't required but recommended. I am not taking any chances so 2 coats it is. Here you can see it all ground, one section 2 coated, and the first coat on the 2nd section.

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