Since the removal of VOC’s and asbestos from floor covering adhesives, the floor failure rate has grown disproportionately to the increase in materials consumed. The “Clean Air Act” and health concerns have made floor-covering materials more susceptible to failure from moisture vapor intrusion.
Interior Specifications is licensed to perform all of the standard moisture vapor intrusion field tests recognized by ASTM and ANSI. We then relate the results of the tests taken to the requirements published by the manufacturers of each material used.
As part of the investigative process, we look at factors that would indicate that moisture vapor intrusion is likely in a given project. Moisture vapor intrusion is possible above grade. Given our familiarity with the current science and materials available, we develop protocols that will eliminate the danger or remediate the damage affected by moisture vapor intrusion.
We have chaired symposiums on moisture vapor intrusion for The Society of American Registered Architects, and the American Institute of Architecture. We have published extensively for the Society of American Register Architects.
Moisture sensitivity must be addressed when floor-covering materials are going to be installed.
Sheet Rubber Flooring:
Vinyl Composite Tile: