Traxx Corp. of Pomona, Calif., has been instrumental in the development of many installation mainstays, including carpet tack strip, birch underlayment and carpet seam tape. It was only logical for Traxx to turn its attention to a growing problem in commercial and residential construction: Concrete Moisture Vapor Emissions.
Flooring contractors all admit that moisture vapor can damage their installations. Slabs that are on-grade or below-grade are fed with a cycle of vapor that rises from the water table and soil. This vapor emission happens naturally; it’s the basic physics of gas rising into the air above it. Heavy rains and snow melt feed the water table, and the resulting vapor emission will cause floorcovering damage including cupping, curling, glue emulsification, alkalinity and eventually mold.