Monthly Archives: May 2018

Side Bonding / Rafting – Failing Wooden Floors

The nature of my latest  Independent flooring inspection was a strange one. It was a beautiful period property lovingly restored, keeping as many of the original features as possible. The floors were replaced using a pine species, tongue and grooved. They had been lovingly sanded, polished, coloured and lacquered; a very tidy job. Until you [...]

Moisture in floors – Expert Witness Inspectors

As an independent flooring inspector, I have always said how important it is to check the subfloor to guage its moisture content. If you do not do this at the onset it may very well come back to haunt you. The customer may well think that the subfloor is dry enough to lay the wooden [...]

Testing the subfloor for moisture – Expert Witness Inspector

In most cases when I make an expert witness inspection of a wooden floor the problem is usually attributed to moisture either directly or indirectly It is a general overview that if a wooden floor is incorrectly fitted onto a damp or wet subfloor It is likely to fail within its lifetime Require replacement An [...]

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