With help from Tec products, Schmidt Associates of Indianapolis designed a four-story, 80,000-square-foot building that will be home to the Regenstrief Institute's local, national and global research, housing 165 staff members and a large number of allied scientists.
Not long after construction began, challenges started to arise within the floors of the building. Starnet contractor, Certified Floorcovering Services, discovered that more than 3,000 square-feet of the concrete slab in the foyer and bathroom had a high relative humidity (RH) of 96. Moisture mitigation was the only way to solve the problem on the burnished, contaminated concrete, and Tec moisture mitigation systems were the solution.
Certified Floorcovering Services used Tec LiquiDam EZ moisture vapor barrier to moisture mitigate 3,000 square-feet of the floors, and another 450 square-feet were mitigated with the original Tec LiquiDam. Both formulas, which can be directly applied onto green concrete up to 100% RH and may not require shotblasting on clean, sound surfaces, helped achieve a high level of moisture control and allowed the contractors to quickly move on with the installation.
“Tec's LiquiDam EZ easily saves 30-40% on labor,” said Brian Estes of Certified Floorcovering Services. “We were able to reduce our application crew by one person due to the ease of the new installation process required by this non-epoxy product."
Four flights of steel stairs in the Regenstrief headquarters were covered in 12 x 24-inch large format tiles. Tec's Multipurpose Primer created a quick fix, directly bonding the tiles to 120 large steel stairs. Tec's Ultimate Large Tile Mortar was used for its non-slump and non-slip formula for heavy tile and stone applications.
Additional Tec products relied on during building construction include: HydraFlex Waterproofing Crack Isolation Membrane, PerfectFinish Skimcoat and Power Grout DeLorean Gray.
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