10 July

“Light Commercial Hardwood: Savvy Pointers to Avoid Costly Callbacks”

“Paramount to a successful commercial hardwood flooring installation is in knowing how to avoid certain pitfalls normally associated with commercial installations that don’t come into play as often in residential applications. There are quite a few of them, but I have selected five that could cause serious headaches and costly callbacks if not properly addressed….

2 July

Gypsum Floor Patches- An Excellent Choice!

There is a large variety of floor patching products on the market today. A patch can be used to fill cracks, voids and even level high spots. Patching underlayments are troweled and are designed to fill irregularities in the substrate and or give a smooth finish to the floor. Patches come in both gypsum and…

26 June

“Underlayments — So Many Choices”

“The extremely fast-paced schedules of today’s jobsites demand products that can fix floor surfaces quickly, efficiently and in a cost-effective fashion. These surface coatings are sometimes called on to correct extreme variations in plane — while drying quickly and ready to receive tile in short order. Self-levelers or SLUs, as they are known, meet these…

20 June

“Relative Humidity Testing for Concrete: ASTM F2170 Becoming the Preferred Method”

“Why do testing?  The simplest reason why is to follow the industry standard: ASTM F710, Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring. The language in the standard is very simple, and uses legal terms like “all,” “shall” and “regardless” that don’t allow for any wiggle room. “All concrete slabs shall be tested for…

5 June

Introducing Our New Look!

In celebration of over 60 years in business Dependable, LLC is introducing a NEW LOOK and a NEW WEBSITE. The new website and image consists of Orange, Black, Grey and White as our colors of choice. Dependable’s new look is a better reflection of our company and its culture that includes innovation, quality, and recognition of market demand.