Terrazzo and Vapor Barriers

Controlling Moisture is Critical
The evolution of terrazzo from a cementitious system to epoxy brings a new concern: controlling moisture. While the cement system developed centuries ago allowed moisture to naturally migrate from the ground or concrete slab and then escape, epoxy-based terrazzo systems do not breathe. That means that if the concrete slab or space below is not controlled, and moisture rises up, epoxy terrazzo will usually fail.

HMP Certificate Program

As the list of historic building and structures increases, so is the demand for qualified masons who have the necessary skill and knowledge in preserving them. Traditional craft skills and contemporary repair techniques are critical to the preservation of historic buildings and structures. It is for this reason that the demand is growing for masons who have the qualifications and experience for preserving our historic building stock.