Wood Substrates (webinar April 28, 2023 starting at Noon Eastern)
For years and years, seems the only classes for our substrates was concrete.
Heck, I have had several at the Floor Educational Guild, but its time we start addressing the many different issues with our different types of joists, and OSB and Plywood panels substrates.
To do that, we went to renown wood structural engineer, Dr. Craig DeWitt.
This is just a sample of a class he has put together for us.
“Wood substrates and substrate systems can bend, crack, expand, and shrink, without even getting into the decay part. Learn when 1-inch of sag in a floor is OK and when 1/16-inch of sag is too much. Are gaps in finish flooring over beams a flooring issue or a substrate issue? What causes humps in floors besides edge swell? What happens when you put 1000 pounds of people and whirlpool tub on a wood floor versus a concrete floor? What happens when the tub leaks? This and more about wood substrates.
Can restoration professionals incorrectly dry a wood structure that affect your installation? YES.”
Dr. DeWitt has worked in the “wood structural construction trade” while at Clemson University, and afterward helping architects, designers, installers, contractors for over 30 years. His approach is practical.
You want a self-proclaimed expert? Or do you want an engineer?
We need a practical engineer with the academic education applied to practical situations and solutions.
There are so many issues.
For years, some of us who know Dr. DeWitt have called upon him to help us with answers. Now, he is willing to share that knowledge and experience.
Infra-Red – many flooring professionals have been buying the cell phone attachment IR camera, but, unfortunately, many are using them incorrectly.
Hey, it is not a lack of intelligence, but rather hard to find a reasonably priced class.
Now, there is.
Within two weeks after Wood Substrate Class, Dr. DeWitt will teach a basic Infra-red class. Infra-red classes cost, only $100.00
There is so much in those classes we flooring professionals don’t need. Dr. DeWitt will teach us the basics and correct procedures, and interpretation of the data collected with an IR camera.
The photographs shows a leak in the attic that ran down the interior of the wall, and under a solid wood floor. The floor cupped and buckled.
The photographs side by side with the dark red bans are from a house with large air vents on each side of the house, and hot summer air passing through.
And the one with the couch is a favorit, the planks didn't cup but they did buckle. Do you know how that happens?
Both classes are $100 each. The wood substrate classes starts April 28, 2023 at noon Eastern.
IR Camera Class Registration.
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