Moisture and Mould Reduction
Standard concrete slabs are In contact with the ground. As a result, moisture wicks through the concrete and
contributes to the growth of mould and mildew under flooring overlays and damages expensive architectural
flooring finishes, floor tiles or carpets. Keeping the top and bottom of the concrete floor slab dry reduces these
problems and reduces excessive moisture in a building, which has been associated with adverse health effects,
particularly asthma and respiratory diseases.
CUPOLEX® provides an under slab void and results in minimal concrete contact with the soil. The unique
advantage over any other slab foundation system is the integrated void spaces under the concrete slab. There
are three major aspects.
Since the void forming components are water-tight polypropylene, they provide an excellent moisture barrier and the under slab void can be vented in soil with high water content.
Water cannot leach up through the bottom of the concrete slab. This is significant for protecting the structure from water damage, concrete wicking and mould.
Ventilating the CUPOLEX® under slab void space will effectively help control to reduce air pollutants, humidity levels, and temperature ranges, all factors that have been linked to human health, learning, and productivity levels.