Hardwood Inspection                               Solid & Engineered

The beauty of a hardwood floor diminishes quickly when problems arise. Often times there are unfortunate situations that arise and require some technical expertise. We are specifically trained and certified to perform the necessary inspection and field testing procedures that lead to the determination of the cause of failure. Hardwood flooring failures are usually related to improper specification, improper installation, manufacturing defects, improper maintenance or damage after installation.


How can you tell if your floor is behaving correctly or in serious distress? Tale-tells signs like excessive gapping, cupping, crowning, buckling, splitting, cracking, swelling, lifting, scratching, and splintering are common signs of a hardwood floor in distress. Some of these issues can correct themselves while

others may require partial or full replacement.

Our typical inspection report provides the moisture content readings of the wood floor and whatever wooden substrate it is attached to. We also collect data pertaining to your home’s relative humidity and temperature. We will check nailing patterns to determine if your floor was properly nailed, inspect for adequate expansion space, determine if your flooring was properly acclimated to in-use conditions and note the overall conditions of your hardwood floor. All of this information will be compared to manufacturer’s installation requirements and industry standards.

 

Upon completion of your inspection, we will provide you with a written report listing all pertinent information about your floor and its history. Your report will have manufacturer's instructions and industry standards citations that many involved in the process aren't even aware of. The report will also contain photographic images of the affected flooring as well as microscopic images if necessary.

 

Should the unlikely need arise, our forensic flooring report can be used in any court procedure. We will consult with your attorney and appear in court as an expert witness if you wish. (additional charges will apply)

 

Price List

Residential Inspection with written report ..........................................................................................................................................................  $400.00

    We conduct an on-site inspection complete with relative humidity, temperature, moisture content of floor and wood sub-floor readings and

    document all problems in a certified narrative report with digital photographs. This report includes reference to manufacturer's instructions

    as well as standards written by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). Cause of failure and assignment of blame to the appropriate

    party will be in the report. This type of inspection and report is used when attempts to resolve the issue among the parties involved is unsuccessful

    and there is the possibility of litigation.

 

Miscellaneous Charges

    Mileage from Bloomington, IL ..........(per mile).....................................................................................................................................................  $0.56
    In-Court testimony .............................(per 1/2 day) ...........................................................................................................................................  $400.00

    Other applicable expenses such as airfare, hotel, parking fees, tolls, phone charges, postage, handling, etc.  .................................Actual cost

    ASTM testing through Professional Testing Laboratory.............................................................Cost plus 25% / plus actual sample shipping cost

 

 

Joe Denman & Associates LLC accepts cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

 

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(309) 824-1353
 
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