This particular loss was created by a slab leak that was located above the aggregate and within the slab. The flooring was not removed in this area during the mitigation phase. Thus, it needed to be removed during the repair phase. The flooring was a challenge to remove, and the glue residue required diamond grinding prior to installing the glue down engineered flooring. Due to OSHA’s new silica guidelines introduced in 2016, this Insight Sheet has been updated to reflect the required personal protective equipment that would accompany repair phase activities like diamond grinding of the slab. The engineered wood flooring was evaluated by ITEL and the components pricing for the materials was updated accordingly.
This Insight Sheet exists to clarify how one might invoice for glue down wood flooring. This does not seek to include or make concessions for all equipment and/or activities as it relates to a loss of this nature.