Barrier One PIA: Porosity Inhibiting Admixture (12-19-2023)
PIA inhibits and stops the redistribution of concrete moisture in slab-on-grade and elevated deck applications. Effectively, eliminating the main source and/or cause of interior flooring adhesive failures.
PIA incorporates a project specific five-point quality control program that consist of (1)project warranty registration, (2) reviewing and approving all concrete mix designs that require PIA, (3) daily ASTM D-5084 onsite permeability testing, (4) photo verification of a ASTM E-1745 Vapor Retarder properly installed via ASTM E-1643, and (5) confirmation of positive “bond test” to enhance project specific warranty.
PIA encapsulates all of the sustainability and performance features cultivated through our Concrete Enhancement Technology® (CET) Research and Development Program.
PIA is recommended for inclusion in all buildings that are specified to have flooring systems adhered to concrete subfloors, projects with aggressive schedules, and projects with limited budgets for last minute change orders.
PIA Technology is 10-times less permeable (more effective) than MVRA Technology, and sodium silicate free.