Flooring contractors carefully plan out their labor utilization so that they can meet their customers’ timelines, limit costly downtime and maximize revenues. However, it is difficult to plan precisely as unexpected issues arise on flooring projects. One common challenge is moisture in flooring. If a floor has high moisture content, extra time is required to conduct moisture mitigation.
Contractors are under pressure to complete projects on ever-shorter schedules with ever-tighter budgets. The imperative to get the job done quickly and efficiently may overshadow the need to fully test concrete slabs to determine whether moisture remediation is called for. However, if moisture testing is not conducted and moisture content sneaks up on you in the middle of a project, it can be extremely disruptive to schedules and it can be costly. Many contractors do not have the in-house capabilities to conduct moisture mitigation. Hiring a specialized subcontractor is difficult to schedule and may delay the project for weeks.