Raised Floor System Assessment

System Strength:

  • Verify the rolling load rating for moving equipment across the floor.
  • Verify the stationary load rating.

Understructure Integrity:

  • Verify the pedestal attachment to the sub-floor meets current seismic criteria.
  • Verify that the pedestal type meets current seismic criteria.

Verify Panel Integrity:

  • Check panels for signs of delamination. Adhesives used for gluing High Pressure Laminate to steel access floor panels are prone to fail if the humidity level goes below 20%. It may not be apparent that the glue bond has been compromised especially during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.

  • Improper cleaning can also lead to delamination so an inspection will also be looking for signs of improper cleaning.

Floor Covering Type:

  • Verify the floor covering type, thickness, and color for the possible future purchase of replacement panels. This applies to Air-flow panels as well as solid field panels.
  • Once the floor covering type is determined, the static control properties if there are any will be determined.


  • The type of air-flow panels currently installed will be determined so that the owner can determine the amount of air that each panel can handle.

  • Once the system type is determined additional air-flow panel options can be presented such as high-volume grates if they are offered by the manufacturer.

  • Air leakage can be a serious problem for efficiency and adequate cooling of equipment so cutouts and the floor perimeter will be inspected for air leakage.


  • Contamination within the subfloor can be a serious problem for data centers and commercial raised floor environments so we will check to determine whether your Data Center Subfloor needs cleaning to ISO Standards 14-644-7-9 or whether your Commercial Subfloor Canister Vents need cleaning.