MAPEI’s national technical presenter, Sam Biondo, recently spoke at a three-day workshop for flooring inspectors held in Richmond, Va. Biondo discussed proper surface preparation and adhesive application with the 50 inspectors present from across the United States and Canada.

Inspect Solutions is a nationally recognized inspection service company providing independent certified-flooring and installed-product inspections for carpet, wood, laminate, tile and marble.

MAPEI Business Development Manager Kevin Carroll, who arranged for MAPEI’s participation in the workshop, commented, “This was an important opportunity for MAPEI to work with inspectors who are charged with determining if there has been an installation failure and what may have contributed to it. We concentrated on the new multi-characteristic adhesives that are used for moisture barriers as well.”

 Ron Gould, CEO of Inspect Solutions, said the group gained a lot from Biondo’s presentation: “It was one of the most talked-about presentations by the inspectors, who felt that the information he presented was invaluable.”