Tales From the Front: Trepidation as Inspector Enters the Dark Unknown
by WFB Editors | February/March 2017
Inspectors must have thick skin. "We never have a homeowner ask us to come take a look at their beautiful floors," says Bill Zoetvelt of Mokena,...
Replacement for the Cupped Floor Ends Up ... Cupping
by Mickey Moore | December 2016/January 2017
The Problem I was called to inspect a plank floor in a home in the South due to cupping. What Happened After a plumbing leak in September, the...
Inspection Issues: Where Wood Flooring Inspectors Go Wrong
by WFB Editors | October/November 2016
What are the most common problems you see when you review inspection reports? Brett Miller, vice president of certification and education at the...
Flooring With Wider Ends Stops This Installation in its Tracks
by Dan Caron | October/November 2016
The Problem A contractor complained that the wood flooring he was installing was mis-milled. What Happened The contractor in upstate New York...
Are Missing Pieces of Wood Flooring Surface ‘Normal’ Wear?
by Rick Jones | August/September 2016
The Problem I was called to inspect the wood flooring in a new home in the Southeast due to splinters and missing pieces of the flooring...
Assigning Blame: How Wood Floor Inspectors Can Get It Wrong
by Jason Cantin | July 25, 2016 4:01 PM
I might be relatively new to the inspection game—only National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals-certified a few years ago, and...
Why Is This Floating Floor Noisy and ‘Rolling’?
by Reuben Mitchell | June/July 2016
The Problem I was called to do an inspection on a floor in a new home in British Columbia because the customer was complaining about soft spots,...
Where Is this Random Moisture Migration Coming From?
by Billy Simmons | June/July 2016
As inspectors, we are asked to go out and look at problems every day, and over the last couple of years, I have noticed an increase in...
After CrossFit Mania, a Repair or Full Replacement?
by Paul Pleshek | April/May 2016
The Problem I was commissioned by an insurance company to determine if a gym floor was able to be repaired and refinished or if the entire floor...
What Is This Mysterious Powder Covering an Acacia Floor?
by Rob Zehnder | February|March 2016
The Problem A homeowner in Colorado called after the click floating floor installed in her home as part of a remodeling project began showing...