Originally, RLC Engineering became involved with the hardwood flooring industry due to knowledge about wood-moisture-building relationships from a construction and engineering background. An example of such a relationship is how and why venting of a crawlspace can affect a hardwood floor, and when venting may not be beneficial. Subsequently, RLC Engineering’s principal became a member of NOFMA’s technical committee, and co-instructor at its Certified Wood Flooring Inspector (CWFI) program. Following that, RLC Engineering’s principal has regularly taught classes to inspectors and installers, and gained certification as a CWFI through other organizations.
RLC Engineering, LLC performs hardwood floor inspections throughout the United States. Clients have included homeowners, building owners, builders and general contractors, insurance companies, attorneys, and flooring installers, retailers, distributors and manufacturers. Inspections include floors made of solid wood, engineered wood, site-finished, or factory finished. Woods include domestic and foreign hardwood and softwood (such as antique pine) as well as bamboo (which is not a wood.)