Summary: In our bimonthly Static Talks podcasts – hosted by Staticworx president, Dave Long – we discuss pertinent issues related to static control flooring as well as how to minimize damage to electronic equipment due to static discharge in the workplace. While discussions focus on static control flooring, we also address related issues such as why flooring installations sometimes fail; the reasons to beware of moisture in concrete subfloors; how to qualify and test static control flooring – and other questions frequently raised by architects, contractors, and end-user clients.
Moisture problems are the #1 cause of failed flooring installations. Often the result of aquifers or other environmental conditions, moisture may be invisible. So how do you know if you have a moisture problem? Once you’ve identified the problem, how do you fix it? What if you choose to ignore high moisture readings? If you’re in a 24/7 operational facility – call or data center, 9-1-1 dispatch, flight tower or other critical space – how do you solve a moisture problem – adhesive breakdown, for example – without shutting down or compromising your core mission?