SPECIFICATIONS & QUALITY CONTROL
As with many specialized construction disciplines,
TCA Team specialists can review your plans and specifications
to verify that they meet your performance expectations. Our
team of independent consultants keeps abreast of the latest
industry standards, materials, and specification guidelines.
The TCA Team offers consultations before you
start a ceramic tile installation project to identify specifications
and recommended installation methods and conditions for exterior
and interior floors and walls, ceilings, bathtub walls, countertops,
renovations, shower receptors, steam rooms, swimming pools,
fire- and sound-related assemblies, etc. We can recommend
uses, limitations, requirements, materials, and preparations
by other trades based on industry guidelines in the Tile Council
of North America's Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation,
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) test methods.
The TCA Team can develop a quality control
system that provides you field representation at critical
stages of construction to ensure your project meets performance
standards and to reduce your risk of installation failure.
TCA Team provides confidential inspections
for ceramic tile installations. Our on-site investigations
support an unbiased analysis of the situation written in a
confidential report with photographic documentation, when
When necessary, we collect tile samples for
forensic testing to determine performance, composition and
other key characteristics of materials used in the application.
This forensic data helps consultants identify probable causes
for an installation failure.
TCA Team offers forensic tile expertise in
specification interpretation, sample testing, and repair recommendations.
Our team has at its disposal North America's leading ceramic
tile testing facility, the TCA
Product Performance Testing Laboratory, to conduct necessary
ANSI, ISO and ASTM tests.
TCA Team consultants have worked extensively
with attorneys, insurance companies, contractors, vendors
and homeowners to provide expert testimony and depositions
and they can review case depositions. Our team keeps abreast
of new technological advances through its affiliation with
key industry standards, testing and methods trade committees
and government and regulatory agencies.
Contact the TCA Team!
100 Clemson Research Blvd.
Anderson, SC 29625