As the flooring contractor, you’re one of the last people to “touch” the floor. The floor covering you install is just the top layer of a deep stack of materials and other people’s efforts, but if moisture problems occur, who gets the first call? You do. Did you pour the concrete, too? Yeah, you’re definitely getting the first call.
The frustrating part is the occurrence of a moisture-related failure may have been out of your control. Even so, there are a number of ways you can be proactive and avoid being pressured to install flooring on concrete that isn’t confirmed to be sufficiently dry. In some cases, it’s a matter of better understanding the concrete and chemical processes that influence moisture. In others, there are steps under your direct control that you can take to measure a slab’s moisture content before you lay the flooring.