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10-25-2005, 01:35 PM
Please explain, in great detail and supportive information, as to why I will not experience any condensation/moisture problems from installing ThermalDry Florr Systems.

Also, the pros and cons with or without your WaterGuard System being used in conjunction with this product.

Using simple logis; where is the moisture under the matting going to escape or go to?

Thank You.

05-01-2006, 08:02 PM

This is an excellent question. Can someone answer this? Trapped moisture surely can't be a good thing.

Master Waterproofer
05-09-2006, 10:38 AM
There are two issues to this question.

One is condensation (http://www.basementsystems.com/learning_center/dehumidification/humidity.php) and condensation (http://www.basementsystems.com/learning_center/dehumidification/humidity.php)will form on top of the Thermal Dry Flooring System (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/basement_floor/). The moisture that settles on cool surfaces and forms droplets is condensation (http://www.basementsystems.com/learning_center/dehumidification/humidity.php). Condensation (http://www.basementsystems.com/learning_center/dehumidification/humidity.php) is controlled by dehumidification (http://www.basementsystems.com/dehumidifier/). Running a good quality dehumidifier (http://www.basementsystems.com/dehumidifier/) like the SaniDry (http://www.basementsystems.com/dehumidifier/) is the answer to this problem.
The second is vapor transmission and vapor transmission is the moisture under the concrete floor permiating up through the pourous concrete and evaporating into the air. Applying the Thermal Dry Floor System (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/basement_floor/) creates a vapor barrier that equalizes the pressure under the Thermal Dry Floor (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/basement_floor/) and the result is that vapor transmission does not permiate the pourous concrete, the concrete may be damp because it is sitting on dirt.
You should contact your local Basement System Dealer (http://www.basementsystems.com/forms/contact.php)for more information.