moisture

Leveling Over Existing Underlayment

  Leveling over existing underlayments presents unique challenges for contractors.  The risk increases when dealing with an unidentifiable underlayment, where the base substrate remains covered.  However, following these simple steps can help reduce risk, and properly ensure a safe and proper installation of a new floor over existing patches & self-leveling underlayments.   Step 1:…

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Project Profile – “Skim in the Gym”

For many, a high school gym is a place where memories are made: a buzzer beater to win the state title, a first kiss at prom, etc. Years later, it can be hard to let go of the nostalgia… However, nostalgia comes second to the safety of those who utilize the gym on a regular…

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ANNOUNCING ACQUISITION OF VILLAGE PLASTICS COMPANY

Village Plastics

Keene Family of Companies announces an addition to its portfolio.  Village Plastics Company has been acquired and will join Keene Building Products, Dependable LLC and Continental Products, LLC.  Village Plastics is open for business, accepting orders and ready to serve the needs of our customers.  The operation is still running 24 hours a day with…

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“Vapor Barriers: Nuisance or Necessity?”

In recent weeks we here at Dependable had Peter Craig, a renowned concrete floor specialist come in and educate the team on moisture mitigation. We hear a lot about the issue and what a serious costly concern it is in the industry. Over the next few months we will be sharing articles from Peter Craig…

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“Contractor Forum: Contractors Discuss Moisture Mitigation”

“…In the area of how contractors handle moisture mitigation issues, which many people both in and outside of flooring consider to be the No. 1 issue facing the industry, we asked a variety of questions, ranging from common problems contractors come across to their processes and procedures for testing as well as how they handled…

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“Subfloor Preparation Problems, Part 1: Asbestos, Cutback and Moisture Concerns

“Subfloor preparation is quite possibly the most important step – the foundational, starting step –of any installation, yet it’s also often performed incorrectly or not done at all. As we here at FCI hear time and time again, “The flooring is only as good as what’s beneath it,” and that extends to the subfloor and how it…

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CUTDOWN II-Valued Performance

Cutdown II – Valued Performance With a family of problem solving products, CUTDOWN II may be the most impressive. DEPENDABLE offers a wide variety of products to solve substrate problems, but for the overall value, CUTDOWN II provides an especially economical and often “low prep” barrier for moisture, moderate alkalinity (11 pH), OR adhesive residue…

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“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.…

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“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…

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