Waterproofing prolongs the life and durability of any structure. Whether you are preserving a cinder block wall, a concrete substrate, or an exterior deck, keeping water out of the plywood and concrete subfloor will help make a structure last. Waterproofing is an essential part of maintaining the structural integrity and health of a building by protecting surfaces and foundations from mold and mildew. It also reduces maintenance time, work, and costs particularly after heavy rains or flooding. Evolution Industries does concrete waterproofing for both interior and exterior surfaces.
Waterproofing Care Instructions
How do I keep my floor clean?
Cleaning concrete is very simple. Day-to-day maintenance requires sweeping or vacuuming any debris and spot cleaning where necessary. A semi-regular light cleaning with a microfiber mop will keep the surface of your floor polished and looking fresh.
We recommend an occasional deep cleaning – sweeping and/or vacuuming any loose debris and then mopping the floor with hot water, non-aggressive cleaner, and a hard foam mop. Note that deep cleaning or mopping too frequently or with too much detergent may cause built up residue and dull the appearance of your floor. Mopping with just hot water and a hard foam mop will normally strip any build up.
If water, oil, or other substances are spilled on my floor will it stain?
Our waterproofing sealants protect your floors and surfaces from rapid absorption of spills, rain water, or other liquid. Large spills or flooding of an outdoor surface should still be vacuumed, mopped, or cleaned to avoid any damage or staining.
How do I maintain my waterproofing over time?
To keep your floor as beautiful as when it was first installed, we recommend the following:
Place a doormat inside the entry of your space to help keep debris and dust from tracking on to your floor
Sweep and/or vacuum regularly
Clean up excessive water or spills - to avoid staining and degradation of the waterproofing.
If you are moving heavy furniture, we recommended you place a wool cloth under the feet or base to avoid scratching lines into the surface.
Before any involved projects like electrical jobs, plumbing, painting, or moving and handling furniture, protect your floor with cardboard, wool blankets, and/or nylon sheets.
Use only NON-AGGRESSIVE, neutral pH detergents when deep cleaning your floor. Soap-based cleaners or cleaners that contain acids (eg: citrus) will leave a residue and/or degrade the finish of your floor both dulling the shine of the polish and making it increasingly slippery.
Remember, concrete floors, especially with waterproofing are very durable but they are not indestructible. If your floor does get damaged please contact us to consult how best to repair the surface.