MANUFACTURER REQUIREMENTS –
Failing to meet flooring manufacturer conditions like specified levels for moisture, contamination, or emission levels before, during, and after flooring installations can leave your warranties null and void.
MOISTURE CONTROL TESTING –
By testing your slab before installation, we can help you assess potential problems and mitigate moisture issues. If you have a moisture-sensitive product and we find moisture present, we immediately alert you of our findings and help you find and resolve the potential culprits.
Multiple tests may be required after materials have acclimated. For warranty protections, your manufacturer may stipulate which tests should be conducted. May sure you educate all parties involved in the project in order to prevent, monitor, and control potential moisture issues before they become an expensive problem.
MOISTURE SOURCES –
Some common sources for moisture found during this process include, but are not limited to:
- HVAC issues, leaks, or lack of climate control
- Too much water in a concrete mixture
- Not a sufficient amount of drying time
- Buffing and sealing concrete too soon – sealing concrete pores
- Leaking roof, pipes, or walls
- Poor landscaping leading to faulty drainage and water pooling around the site
MOISTURE-CAUSED PROBLEMS –
Too much moisture can cause product failure (warping, bubbling, and curling), flooring adhesive failure, and mold and mildew growth. Fast-tracking a project, technologies that reduces VOCs in adhesives, and insufficient drying times can expedite and worsen adhesive issues.