Moisture and Air Quality

FACT: Concrete slabs are known culprits for indoor air quality problems.

  • Standard concrete slabs are in contact with the ground. As a result, moisture wicks through the concrete and contributes to the growth of mould and mildew under flooring overlays, damaging expensive architectural timber flooring finishes, floor tiles or carpets.
  • Keeping the top and bottom of the concrete floor slab dry reduces these problems and reduces excessive moisture in the building, which has been associated with adverse health effects, particularly asthma and respiratory diseases.