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Understanding the Importance of Substrate Surface Water Absorptivity for a Successful Flooring Installation

by Dean E. Craft, principal, ISE Logik Industries As appeared in the May 5, 2021 issue of “The Construction Specifier” magazine.  Often referred to as substrate “porosity”, substrate surface water absorptivity refers to the ability of a flooring substrate surface to absorb liquid relatively quickly.  To better conceptualize, imagine a concrete masonry unit (CMU) block.  If you were to place a drop of water on that CMU, the water would absorb very quickly into the block.  Now, imagine a hard,...
A Concrete Story Of Success

A Concrete Story Of Success

A conversation with Bill Roper, Western Regional Manager, ISE Logik Industries How did you get into the construction business? I attended the ‘school of hard knocks’ working in the family’s construction company since I was a kid. I grew up in Vancouver, Washington,...

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Understanding Flooring Adhesive Terminology – Part I

Understanding Flooring Adhesive Terminology – Part I

By: Seth Gladden, Director of Marketing, Taylor Adhesives  https://tayloradhesives.com As appeared in The Flooring Specialist magazine:  https://cfitheflooringspecialist.com/ The North American flooring adhesives market is estimated to reach $1.1 billion dollars by...

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For the Love of Concrete

For the Love of Concrete

February is the Valentine month, so it seems fitting to talk about the thing we truly love at ISE Logik … concrete. But most people really don’t know the story of concrete. It’s the story of civilization, itself. Let’s get to the basics: what is concrete? Most people...

What it takes to be the best

What it takes to be the best

Everyone knows that when you specialize in something, you’ve got to be really, really good at it. Someone once asked us why we say ISE Logik is #1 in moisture mitigation for concrete. That’s because unlike other admixture companies, we specialize only in moisture...

Common myths about concrete moisture and mitigation

Common myths about concrete moisture and mitigation

Q: How did you become an expert in moisture mitigation in concrete? A: In my 20+ years as a flooring claims investigator and my role since then as founder and principal of ISE Logik, I’ve encountered a lot of misconceptions about moisture and concrete. (In fact, some...