Shane Richmond, regional vice president of Fishman Flooring Solution’s Mid-Atlantic region (covering Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, parts of Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia), recently shared his perspectives on a variety of moisture-related topics with FCI. He has more than 25 years of experience in the flooring installation industry. In that time Richmond has witnessed the evolution and growth of moisture problems in concrete slabs—as well as the costly impact those problems have had on installation contractors, architects, designers, building owners and others.
A: Moisture is a very serious issue when it comes to commercial flooring installations, due in large part to the fast pace of building construction today. Compressed building schedules don’t always allow sufficient time to test for moisture in slabs and address any problems before the flooring is installed.