Laminate Inspection                                         All Brands

Laminate flooring provides a visually pleasing floor without the care and maintenance requirements of a true wood floor. However, attention to details is important in the installation process to insure a long lasting floor. Moisture and installation errors are at the top of the list for problems associated with laminate flooring. If a dishwasher, ice maker or toilet should develop a leak, the ensuing under floor moisture will wreak havoc on your laminate floor.


We are specifically trained and certified to perform the necessary inspection procedures and field testing that can lead to the determination of the cause of failure. Laminate flooring failures are usually related to improper specification, improper installation, moisture, manufacturing defects, improper maintenance or damage after installation.

How can you tell if your floor is behaving correctly or in serious distress? Signs like excessive gapping, cupping, crowning, buckling, splitting, cracking, swelling, lifting and scratching are common indicators of a laminate floor in distress. Unfortunately, most of these cannot correct themselves and often require replacement.

 

Our typical inspection report will provide the moisture content readings of the laminate floor and whatever substrate it is installed over. We also take readings of the home’s relative humidity. We’ll inspect for adequate expansion space. All information will be compared to manufacturer’s installation instructions and industry standards.

Our inspection report will note the conditions on the exterior of your house and the areas below the floor, such as basements and crawl spaces. This is to insure that the required environmental conditions are present to support a healthy  laminate floor.

 

Price List                                                           

Residential Inspection with written report ..........................................................................................................................................................  $300.00

    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 North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA). 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.

 

Commercial Inspection with written report........................................................................................................................................................... $400.00

    We conduct an on-site inspection of your commercial building 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

    manufacturers and industry standards and assignment of blame to the appropriate party. This is used when attempts to resolve the issue

    among the parties involved is unsuccessful and there is a 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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