Lewis Construction Chooses Stego® Wrap as Critical Component in Hi-Tech Fulfillment Center Project
After 35 years in the concrete construction industry, Steve Lewis has seen dramatic changes in best practices and even bigger leaps in technology.
But nothing may compare to the recent changes the industry has seen to meet the high demands of 21st Century warehouse design: flatter floors, extended joints – anything to make fulfillment, logistics and robotics move more smoothly.
Avoid Costly Pitfalls in Concrete Slab Design
It's just a concrete floor.
Historically designers, builders and occupants of industrial buildings may have whistled past their concrete slabs without considering the lack of under-slab water vapor protection they put into their slab design. That is, until they were confronted by one of a fearsome trio of very costly disasters.
7 Factors to Consider When it Comes to Under-Slab Vapor Barrier Placement
The Secret Below-Slab Ingredient for Building an Energy-Efficient Home
Breakthrough Termite Barrier Offers a Green Solution
Before diving into your crawl space and covering everything with plastic as a means of encapsulation, it is important to begin with a thorough audit. An initial assessment of your crawl space should identify any possible hazardous elements, as well as give you an opportunity to check how local codes suggest certain situations are handled. This will in turn speed up the whole project.
Although quality moisture protection is a crucial part of protecting all buildings, we are often guilty of not taking the time to fully research vapor barrier products and suppliers. Then, after the project is finished and the moisture-related problems begin, we scratch our heads in frustration, wondering how this could have happened.