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Damp proofing concrete garage floor
Hello, I have a garage with an old concrete floor in it. I painted it with garage paint about two years ago, but damp is coming through and forming little white crystals at some spots. All I want to do with it is damp proof it, so not put a complete floor on top of it. I was thinking of putting a layer of DPM paint on it, would that do the job? And would it last when I wlk on it??
Thanks for any help,
1 Answer from a MyBuilder Damp Proofing Specialist
Darlington • Member since 8 Aug 2012 • 68 jobs, 94% positive feedback
Personally I would suggest an epoxy resin floor covering as this will create a new membrane and can be walked on and accept light traffic, it's the same sort of stuff they use on factory floors. I have copied and pasted the data sheet from my supplier.
ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is a two part water-dispersed epoxy resin product consisting of a pigmented
base resin component and a water-dispersed hardener component. The product is available in white and
grey versions. ECS Epoxy Floor Coating can be applied by brush or lambs wool roller to provide a
decorative coating which is easily cleaned. The applied coating will protect concrete and is resistant to the
penetration of oils and greases. The two part water dispersed product is pre-packaged ready for on site
Areas of Application
Floor and wall coatings for kitchens and other food processing areas.
Warehouse and storage areas.
Light industrial factory areas to give resistance to foot and light vehicular traffic.
Treating rising damp problems in solid concrete floors.
Answered 10th Sep 2012
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