Posts Tagged ‘moisture’

“Preparing Slabs: Making Informed Decisions Can Pay Significant Dividends”

“Flooring, by its very nature, is one of the last elements of a construction project to be addressed. As a result, budget dollars and time are often both in short supply when the flooring installation process is about to begin. This budget and time crunch often leads to ill-informed decisions—and short-term solutions that create long-term…

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“Take Steps to Avoid Noise Complaints with Floating Floors”

“…The last 15 years of my contracting career I have focused my business on hardwood installation and sanding and refinishing. There have been many changes here as well, such as the switch in the glues we use from high VOCs to water-based and urethanes. The primary method of installation has changed as well. Only 10…

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“Flooring Installation Troubleshooting: Problems, Causes and Cures”

“Installation is a complicated process with loads of instructions and lots of steps. Occasionally floors may fail due to an unforeseen issue, but most of the time it’s the result of human error, either through missing a step in the installation instructions (such as forgetting to prep the subfloor) or through plain old application mistakes.…

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“Step by Step: How to Get a Concrete Slab Ready for Wood Floors”

” Not doing the right prep on a slab can result in embarrassing problems, such as floating floors with so much deflection that the lamp on the end table shakes back and forth when someone walks by. To avoid that and other problems, there are steps we follow to ensure the slab is clean, flat…

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“What Problems Does Moisture Create”

“All natural systems tend towards equilibrium. A hot cup of coffee transfers heat to the air in the room until they are both at the same temperature (this is related to entropy and the second law of thermodynamics). In chemistry, higher concentrations of a chemical move towards areas of lower concentration (known as Le Chatelier’s…

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Dependable’s Moisture Chart

Dependable’s moisture barrier chart. A side by side comparison of Dependable’s Cutdown II and Vaporseal-HM. Dependable has a solution for even the toughest moisture issues.

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“Mix Design Fundamentals: Considerations for concrete for slabs-on-ground”

“Concrete cracks and nothing can be done about it” is a common refrain when the material cracks unexpectedly. However, it is too often an excuse when poor design or improper placement has resulted in excessive random cracking. The real problem is too much mix design water, a lack of welded wire reinforcement, insufficient aggregate, or…

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“Successful LVT installation: Flooring Forensics-Mar 2014”

Luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, is one of the fastest growing hard surface flooring materials on the market today. Everyone making hard surface flooring, and even manufacturers who aren’t, want to jump on the bandwagon of LVT’s popularity. What drives manufacturers’ desire to enter this product category? First is its versatility from a styling perspective.…

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VAPORSEAL™-HM INSTALLATION OVERVIEW

Dependable’s new Vaporseal-HM is a simple and effective product to install.  Check out our simplified 8 step overview of how to successfully moisture mitigate your floors with the Dependable Vaporseal-HM.     Click here for a preview: https://www.floorprep.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Vaporseal-HM-Installation-Sheet.pdf  

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“Acceptable Concrete Moisture”

“In April, Concrete Construction magazine published the article “Why Three Pounds?” that questions why the flooring industry ever abided by what it calls a “one size fits all” standard for evaluating concrete slab moisture. According to the article, “The literature from many flooring installers and manufacturers states that installation of glued-on flooring cannot begin, and…

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