Subfloor drying efforts?

Desk Jockey

Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Messages
61,314
Location
A planet far far away!
Name
Rico Suave
Throw down floor drying panels and put vacuum on it.

Or at least poly sheeting (6-mil) and pump process air out of an LGR dehumidifier to draw moisture out of it.

Is there a basement or is this a crawlspace? If basement you need to contain the space with poly, reducing your drying chamber and use the LGR process air.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bob Pruitt

Mikey P

Administrator
Joined
Oct 6, 2006
Messages
92,602
Location
The High Chapperal
Throw down floor drying panels and put vacuum on it.

Or at least poly sheeting (6-mil) and pump process air out of an LGR dehumidifier to draw moisture out of it.

Is there a basement or is this a crawlspace? If basement you need to contain the space with poly, reducing your drying chamber and use the LGR process air.

Im asking if that's what the cause or source of the holes are°°°°°
 

Fat Mike

Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2017
Messages
2,646
Location
AZ
Name
Mike G
Im asking if that's what the cause or source of the holes are°°°°°
Possibly fixing hollow tiles. We do that but always grout in the holes

did they have termite issues? I’ve seen that before too
 

Fat Mike

Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2017
Messages
2,646
Location
AZ
Name
Mike G
What is the distance between holes? They could have used the holes for their moisture meter electrode probes when checking the subflooring.???
Upon initial inspection I would’ve used thermal and had the tile pulled. It’ll delaminate with that amount of moisture.
 

Mikey P

Administrator
Joined
Oct 6, 2006
Messages
92,602
Location
The High Chapperal
this isnt my project, rather a hard Surface Course student's

if it were a too wet grout install issue I would expect other signs, which there isnt.
 

Fat Mike

Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2017
Messages
2,646
Location
AZ
Name
Mike G
this isnt my project, rather a hard Surface Course student's

if it were a too wet grout install issue I would expect other signs, which there isnt.
That’s why I’m pretty sure they had an issue with hollow tiles or termites. Termites is usually perimeter treatment but I have seen mid floor treatment.

hollow tile we drill holes into grout then inject adhesives then grout our pilot holes.
 

Latest posts

Top Bottom