Peter Craig, of Concrete Constructives, spoke at the MFMA 2014 Conference in San Antonio, Texas on March 8, 2014. His presentation focused on moisture issues related to concrete sub-floors. This is a very informational piece we recommend for everyone in the industry. Craig has over 39 years of experience as a concrete construction and repair specialist. In addition to providing consulting and quality assurance services, he is involved with ICRI, ASTM, ACI and CSI.
A Yale University-led study has found that using more wood and less steel and concrete in building and bridge construction would substantially reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption.
With snowstorm after snowstorm and the subzero temps of the polar vortex, this has been a record-breaking winter. The winter or 2013-2014 will be remembered as one of the most brutal in recent memory. Cold temperatures and low humidity levels can have negative effects on your maple floor. Brutal winter weather can result in a reduction of indoor relative humidity levels which in turn can lower your maple floor’s moisture content below recommended levels. Wood is a hygroscopic material. When exposed to varying temperatures and humidities, it will release or absorb moisture until it is at equilibrium with the surrounding atmosphere.
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