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Re: Problem Solved - Slab on Grade and the Green Code

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The plan checker making that statement does not understand litigation or
the multitude of factors involved with slab moisture issues. Future
flooring failures would have to be fully investigated prior to reaching any
judgment on who is at fault, one of the contractors or the design engineers
or both.... The article I just send explains the whole moisture in SOG
problem very well.

If I were a GC on a big project I would want the slab moisture content
tested by an independent company prior to the installation of any flooring
to ensure it meets the flooring manufacturer's specs.

Andrew Kester, PE

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Oshin Tosounian <oshin(--nospam--at)> 

> The Green Building Code plan checker said the alternative to the green 
> code detail is to place a statement, next to the slab on grade detail 
> required by the soils engineer, on the plan which says " This detail is 
> designed to provide a capillary break" with the stamp and signature of 
> the soils engineer next to it. He said that if problems occur in the 
> future due to moisture intrusion then the person signing that statement 
> will be liable. 
> Oshin Tosounian, S.E.

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