Concrete is a common building material. Many driveways and sidewalks are constructed with concrete. But concrete is also used for indoor and outdoor flooring. Concrete is composed mainly of cement, gravel, sand and water. Because of the porous nature of concrete, it absorbs water easily. When there is a heavy rainstorm, severe flooding or a plumbing mishap, the concrete becomes soaked with water. Drying a concrete floor takes times, but there are a few ways to expedite the drying process.
Remove all carpeting, rugs and padding from the floor and store them out of the way.
Open windows and doors. Air needs to circulate around the concrete for it to dry.
Set up fans or air blowers around the floor. These machines bring in more circulating air and are good alternatives to keeping the doors and windows open.
Place a large dehumidifier on the floor. This machine removes any moisture from the air. It also filters the air, which cuts down on mold and mildew.
Wait several hours or a few days for the concrete floor to dry. The length of time depends on how large the concrete floor is and how much water it absorbed.