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Concrete Surface Preparation Products, Moisture Vapor Barrier and Concrete Cleaning Material Systems

The best concrete surface preparation material systems for the best ways to clean and prepare concrete for underlayment, overlayment, sealers and other projects. Class 1 Moisture Vapor Barrier system for the best moisture mitigation product. Material systems to help maintain and protect your concrete surfaces throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

Concrete cleaning products | Concrete preparation systems
SCR Super Concrete Renovator concrete cleaning product

SCR | Concrete Cleaner and Degreaser with Acids

SCR is a concentrated three-in-one concrete cleaner, degreaser, and acid concrete etcher which is a safe alternative to muriatic acid for driveways, sidewalks, pool decks, patios and interior concrete. SCR is pH Balanced and environmentally friendly. Runoff water will not harm landscape or aquatic life. SCR Concrete Cleaner Solution quickly dissolves mortar, scale, rust, algae, stains, and mineral deposits such as efflorescence.

DK700 Class One Vapor Barrier Moisture Mitigation System

DK 700 | Class 1 Vapor Barrier Moisture Mitigation System

DK 700 is a 2 component solvent-based urethane primer, 97% solids, low VOC Class 1 Vapor Barrier that meets ASTM-E96-E93. DK 700 stops moisture vapor transmission to less than 1/2 pound per 1,000 sf. Used as a primer coat, DK 700 will help keep moisture and air from coming up from concrete floors, eliminating unwanted bubbles and pinholes when applying epoxy floor coatings. DK700 typically costs less than half that of other moisture mitigation systems.

VB Moisture Vapor Barrier Epoxy Penetron

VB 225 Moisture Vapor Emissions Reduction System

VB 225 is a one-coat moisture vapor reduction system, consisting of a unique combination of 100% solid epoxy resins and other chemical compounds. VB 225 is formulated to prevent floor failures on concrete slabs containing elevated levels of moisture vapor emission. VB 225 has no upper limits for water vapor emissions; it resists moisture levels (100% RH) and a sustained pH of 14. VB 225 is extremely dense with a perm rating of 0.05 grains/ft²/hr in Hg-¹. VB 225 exceeds ASTM F3010-13 requirements for two-component, resin-based, membrane- forming, moisture mitigation systems for use under resilient floor coverings.

Let us know if you would like more information on our material systems for Concrete Surface Preparation and Cleaning. Use the Contact Us page and we will respond as soon as possible. Or call us at 704-333-4235. Please stop by our showroom in Charlotte NC for more product information on these material systems.

Delivery is available anywhere in North Carolina and South Carolina, to Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Fayetteville or Wilmington NC, or Columbia, Greenville, Florence or Charleston SC.

Additional information on these systems for Concrete Surface Preparation and Concrete Cleaning:

SCR | Concrete Cleaner and Degreaser with Acids

SCR is a labor-saving concrete preparation system with concentrated detergents, degreaser and acids. With SCR in one fast operation you can clean, degrease and acid etch profile indoor and exterior concrete. Dilute SCR with water to control the intensity of cleaning and etching concrete. Use SCR to clean sealed concrete prior to applying new sealer in North Carolina and South Carolina. Because SCR is pH balanced there is no need to neutralize the concrete after cleaning.

Specifications and properties of SCR concrete cleaner and concrete acid etcher from SureCrete Design Products:

Coverage: Varies on substrate, approximately 150 square feet per diluted gallon
VOC Rating: 0 g/L
Shelf Life: one year in original unopened container
Appearance: Green liquid
Odor: Mint

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DK 700 | Class 1 Vapor Barrier Moisture Mitigation System

DK 700 is a Class 1 Vapor Barrier and moisture blocker for concrete floors. This moisture mitigation system is applied at 5 mils over CSP-3 concrete floors. DK 700 moisture mitigation system may be applied over concrete with RH 100 and MVER over 25 pounds/1000 sf. DK 700 may be coated with any SureCrete Design Products polyurethane or resinous epoxy floor coating system, or with a SureCrete polymer modified cement overlay product. It can also be used as a moisture blocker system under applications of VCT, linoleum, and carpeting throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

Specifications and properties of DK 700 Class 1 Vapor Barrier moisture mitigation system from SureCrete Design Products:

Packaging: two-gallon kits consisting of two short-filled 1-gallon pails Part A and two quart containers Part B

Mixing Ratio: three Part A to one part B, 3:1

Coverage: ranges from 300-400 square feet per gallon depending on porosity of substrate, approximately 3-4 mils wet

Mixing Time: mechanically mix Parts A and Parts B together for five minutes

Solids: 96.5%

VOC: less than 40 grams per Liter, <40 g/L

Tack Free Time: four and one half hours at 78 degrees F

Water Vapor Transference: less than 0.02, ASTM E-96-93

Water Permeance: less than 0.1

Adhesion to Dry Concrete: 621 psi, ASTM D4541-65

Adhesion to Wet Concrete: 621 psi, ASTM D4541-65

Two gallon kit SKU 55104100

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Surface preparation material systems for specialty and decorative concrete throughout North Carolina and South Carolina are available at Turning Point Innovations in Charlotte NC.


Formulated to treat new or existing concrete floors with moisture and/or alkaline conditions that prevent or compromise the installation of floor covering systems. May be installed on concrete with moisture vapor emissions rates over 25+ lb/24hr/1000 ft² or 100% RH. Unaffected by a pH of 14. VB 225’s low permeability of 0.05 grains/ft²/hr in Hg-¹ offers long-term protection under VCT, sheet-vinyl, wood, rubber, epoxy, polyurethane, and solid backed carpet. Can be applied on concrete slabs in offices, hospitals, schools, super-markets, manufacturing facilities, airplane hangars, residential housing, and many other applications. Low odor and fast cure allow for application in occupied buildings with minimum disruption.


Pot life: Approximately 40 minutes. Immediately empty container on floor after mixing.

Cure time: 8-12 hours (may vary depending on temperatures)

Solid content: 100%

VOC, mixed: < 10 g/l

Flash point: >200°F (93°C)

Clean up: Immediately with Xylene (or similar) after use

Disposal: Dispose of in accordance with current local, state and federal regulations. Collect with absorbent material.

ASTM E96 test results:

Water Vapor Transmission, lb/1000 ft²/24 hr 0.1

Avg. Measured Permeance, grains h-¹ ft² in Hg-¹ 0.05

Suggested coverage rates: Spread and mil rates are approximate and may vary due to the porosity, absorption rate and surface profile (CSP) of any given concrete substrate.

Vapor testing per ASTM F1869 (CACL) protocol:

Up to 10 lb/1000 ft²/24 hr 150 ft²/gal; approx 10 mils

10 to 15 lb/1000 ft²/24 hr 125 ft²/gal; approx 13 mils

15 to 25 lb/1000 ft²/24 hr 100 ft²/gal; approx 16 mils

Relative humidity testing per ASTM F2170 or ASTM F2420:

Due to the disparity between the (slab) RH and the CA-CL moisture tests, there is no spread rate correlation between the two test protocols. Use the following table for approximate spread rate guidance when using only the RH test values.

< 85% RH 150 ft²/gal

85-90% RH 125 ft²/gal

90-100% RH 100 ft²/gal

Product may be applied to concrete 5-7 days after placement for on-grade and below-grade applications, where concrete is placed per design, and only specified water of convenience is present. VB 225 can be applied at the rate of 125 ft²/gal at 100% RH. Proper ACI guidelines must be met for good concrete placing practices and slab vapor barriers, per ASTM E1745.

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