How we approach Concrete Slab Moisture Testing

Our process for concrete moisture testing has been perfected through years of hands-on practice.

It’s not just a moisture test.

Often, the responsibility for managing or even performing concrete moisture testing is placed in the wrong hands, or handed off with little to no direction.  For this reason, IFTI’s staff has been trained to engage in a discovery process with all new customers so that we can work together to gain a deep understanding of the customer’s needs, and pinpoint exactly what project scope will provide them the greatest value. Over the years, we’ve fine-tuned our service options so that regardless of the customer’s knowledge of concrete slab moisture testing, we can determine the right scope for their site, whether it’s a baseline moisture test or a full-blown failure analysis investigation.

 

Over 20 years of testing throughout the United States

By performing and perfecting the process of investigating and assessing flooring, and through conducting concrete slab moisture testing for over twenty years, we’ve established protocols that save money and time on flooring installations and flooring repairs. The information we provide also protects our clients from unnecessary future costs due to flooring failures or voided warranties. 

 

End to End Project Support

We support our clients throughout the project, helping you evaluate the needs of the project from its earliest stages, which leads to informed decisions, achievable timelines, and successful flooring installations or repairs. Our inspection services and concrete slab moisture tests eliminate expensive concrete moisture issues and the use of unnecessary, costly moisture mitigation systems.

Our Step-by-Step Project Management System


Step #1: Customer Needs Assessment

In step one of our comprehensive process, an IFTI professional will work with the customer to determine the best scope of testing and inspections for the project. Before testing, we will conduct a thorough site background check and compile a list of:

  • Any pertinent history regarding the structure of the building
  • The flooring materials, and all other related products
  • The subflooring, including the number of floors
  • The location(s) of the building (s)
  • The original project specifications, if available

Based on the above information, we will determine whether preventative moisture testing, a risk management system, or a failure analysis investigation is necessary. We use this detailed information to provide the best value for every project and the best solution for any problem.

Step #2: Generate Proposal for Approval

Based on the above information, we will determine whether preventative moisture testing, a risk management system, or a failure analysis investigation is necessary. We use this detailed information to provide the best value for every project and the best solution for any problem.

Step #3: Coordination of Testing

After the project has been approved, one of our project managers will coordinate the specifics of the testing project. This includes:

  • Maintaining a testing schedule
  • Selecting and deploying a team of IFTI Certified field technicians
  • Communicating with the on-site personnel.

 


Step #4: The Testing Process and Documentation

Once on-site, the field technician will fully document the testing process through a complete photographic record in high resolution photos, as well as through detailed data documentation. IFTI communicates with the field technician onsite to ensure that the tests ordered are the tests delivered.

Step #5: Data Collection & Reporting

Upon completion of testing, the field technician uploads the photo documentation and data into our proprietary web-based operating system.

Step #6: Test Data Review

Once received at IFTI headquarters, the data and documentation then goes through several levels of scrutiny by a crack team of professionals to ensure data integrity. This includes thoroughly examining and cross-referencing photo documentation and test results prior to final certification. Once the data has been reviewed, scrutinized and approved, it’s sent on to a skilled technical report writer.

Step #7: Report Writing

The technical report writer is responsible for final data scrutiny. Once the writer has reviewed all of the material and ensured its accuracy, a comprehensive report will be generated.

Step #8: Reporting to the Customer

Upon certification of the report, the IFTI account manager will send the customer the certified moisture test report and all additional documentation. To ensure the best value for the investment, IFTI account managers are available to consult with customers or answer any questions.

If you’re interested in more information regarding IFTI's testing to detect or avoid concrete floor problems, please contact an IFTI Representative at (800) 490-3657 or email us at  info@ifti.com.