Ralph Godfrey


Ralph Godfrey



  • Floor covering and concrete industry professional since 1969. Extensive experience in wholesale and retail floor covering sales, management and industry installation procedure.

  • Expertise includes concrete substrate moisture migration, associated problematic moisture related flooring issues, scientific testing and evaluation of concrete substrate related vapor emission, relative humidity, concrete pH, alkaline intensity and other concrete moisture related issues and problematic conditions within a flooring and substrate assembly.

  • Inspections and expert testimony specializing in the evaluation of problematic moisture intrusion conditions relative to flooring assemblies and concrete substrates.

  • One of the ICRI members that developed the concrete moisture testing certification presently in force.

  • Has been retained as a consultant / expert in more than 900 litigations since 1984.

  • Projects include: single-family residences to extensive multi-home issues and large commercial building litigations.

  • 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 specification & Project Planning Analysis

  • Comprehensive Concrete Vapor Emission and Relative Humidity Probe testing & analysis

  • Mediation Services


Consultant, 2011-Present
Core Consulting Group Inc.

CEO, 1982-Present
R. Godfrey Consulting


Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration 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 & Technologies 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


Licensed Qualified C-15 Contractor-California
Institute of Inspection,Cleaning & Restoration-member
San Diego County Floor Covering Association-member
San Diego Forensic Consultants Association-member, Past President, Board of Directors-4 years, Chairman-2 years
World Floor Covering Association-member, Souther California Chapter President-2006-2009 & ICRI National Board of Directors-2007-2009
International Concrete Repair Institute-member
National Woof Flooring Association-member
American Testing Materials-member
San Diego Mediation Center-member
National Institute of Certified Floor Covering-member
San Diego Insurance Adjusters Association-member
Certified Floor Covering Installers-member
The Society for Protective Coatings-member
Past President, Board of Directors — 4 years & Chairman — 2 years Southern California Chapter President — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & ICRI National Board of Directors — 2007 though 2009