R. Godfrey Consulting                                                                                          Telephone 951 609 3900

3591 Bovard Street                                                                                               Fax          951 609 3908

Wildomar, CA 92595                                                                                              Email       rogodfrey@floorspy.com       


                                                                                                      


Providing professional flooring inspection and consultation services since 1982


Curriculum Vitae
Ralph Godfrey has provided professional services to the floor covering and concrete industries since 1969. His extensive experience regarding the profession of wholesale and retail floor covering sales, management and industry installation enables him to have a comprehensive overview of the floor covering and concrete industry that is unique in the construction defect litigation arena. The combination of his many years of experience, the ability to provide consulting services, accurate certified inspections and expert testimony, creates a unique and professional environment for the scientific evaluation of problematic flooring conditions involved in litigation.


In addition to the inspection and consultation services provided by his firm, Mr. Godfrey specializes in the evaluation of problematic moisture intrusion conditions relative to flooring assemblies and concrete substrates.  Mr. Godfrey provides a unique combination of knowledge and extensive experience pertaining to concrete substrate moisture migration and associated problematic moisture related flooring issues. Ralph is one of the ICRI members that developed the Concrete Moisture Testing Certification program presently in effect.  In addition to Mr. Godfrey numerous inspection certifications regarding most flooring material and installation procedures, Mr. Godfrey’s firm provides a wide range of scientific testing and evaluation pertaining to concrete substrate related vapor emission, relative humidity, concrete pH, alkaline intensity and other concrete moisture related issues that may create problematic conditions within a flooring and substrate assembly.

Since 1984, Mr. Godfrey has been retained as a consultant / expert in more than 1000 litigations. These matters vary from single-family residences to extensive multi-home issues and large commercial building litigations. Complete video, photography and other material testing services are available upon request.

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Expert Analysis of All Types of Floor covering, Installation Procedure & Practice. Specializing in moisture intrusion related problems pertaining to floor covering and concrete substrates.
  • Court-Qualified Expert Testimony
  • Floor covering Claims, Sales, Operations, & Contractor due diligence evaluation
  • Pre-Project, Product Specification & Planning Consultation
  • Post Project defect issues, specification & Project Planning Analysis
  • Comprehensive Concrete Vapor Emission and Relative Humidity Probe testing & analysis
  • Mediation Services


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Floor covering Professional Since 1969
  • License Qualified C-15 California Contractor
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC) Senior Certified Inspector:
  • Member IICRC Inspectors Standards & Obligations Committee
  • Certified Floor Covering Installer, Inc. (CFI)
  • Technical Achievement Certification
  • Carpet Inspection Certification
  • ASTM International:
  • ASTM Vapor Emissions Testing Committee (F06)
  • ASTM Resilient Flooring Performance Committee (F6.40)
  • ASTM Buildings Committee (E6)
  • ASTM F 710 Standard Practice - Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring committee.
  • Academy of Textiles & Flooring - Resilient Flooring Inspection Certification
  • California Independent Insurance Adjusters (CAIIA) - Certification for Fair Claims Adjustment Practices.
  • Articles published in Major National Floor Covering Trade Journals
  • Graduate of the NOFMA  & NWFA Wood, Installation & Finish Schools
  • Graduate Environmental Testing & Technology - Mold & Mildew, Identification, Containment & Remediation Seminar.
  • Graduate of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCS) School - Solving Moisture Problems Relating to Concrete Slabs on Grade.
  • World of Concrete – ACI - Certificate in Basic Concrete Functions.
  • Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC - Applied Coating Technician Certification
  • International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) - Certified Concrete Moisture Testing Technician – Grade 1.
  • I teach the Grade 1 moisture testing certification program to qualified applicants.


MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Concrete Repair Institutes (ICR Horizontal Concrete Moisture Committee
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC)
  • San Diego Forensic Consultants Association (FCA) Past President & Board of directors – 4 years & Education Chairman - 2years  
  • International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) - Southern California Chapter President 2006 – 2010 - ICRI National Board of Directors 2007-2009.
  • World Floor Covering Association (WFCA)
  • National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)
  • American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM)
  • San Diego Mediation Center
  • National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors (NICFI)
  • San Diego Insurance Adjusters Association (SDIAA)
  • Certified Floor Covering Installers (CFI)
  • The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)