One of the biggest challenges in floor covering installation is the issue of moisture vapor in concrete and its remedy with regard to successful flooring installation. Joining host Seth Gladden, director of marketing for Taylor, is guest expert insider Dean E. Craft, principal of ISE Logik, a company that specializes in moisture mitigation in concrete.
Craft has presented more than 1,000 times on how to proactively address concrete moisture in the design phase. Dean is the principal author and technical chair of ASTM F3191 – 16: “Standard Practice for Field Determination of Substrate Water Absorption (Porosity) for Substrates to Receive Resilient Flooring”, completed his doctoral work in 2017 with a dissertation entitled “Fallacy of Current Industry Approach to Assessing Concrete Moisture Before Flooring Installation”, and is a voting or participating member of the ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, ASTM Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings, American Concrete Institute, Single Ply Roofing Systems (SPRI), and National Ready-Mix Concrete Association Research, Engineering & Standards Committee. Dean is a retired, U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel with 23-years of total service; and graduate of the United States Naval Academy (BS), the Naval Postgraduate School (MS), and California Intercontinental University (DBA; Doctorate in Global Leadership).
Also on the program is floor covering trade journalist Dave Foster in “Media Minute” to talk about events in the industry. Foster is the host of TalkFloor.com and contributing editor to Floor Trends and Floor Covering Installer magazines.
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