Recently had a flood caused by broken pipe in finished basement area that caused me to have to remove wall to wall carpeting. The area has been dried and is nearly ready for new carpeting.
I noticed when pulling out wet carpet, that there are small cracks throughout concrete, uneven spots that had previously been filled before the first carpet installation that is now crumbled away. What should be done to prep the floor for new carpet, should cracks be filled, floor sealed in any way? It appears something was put down the first time, but I don't know what it is. Is there some sort of floor machine that I could use to grind away all this old "stuff"? is it even important to do this?
The same thing happened to me. One of our pipes broke when we were out of town. We came home to a soaking wet basement. We don't know what day it broke so we're not sure how long the carpet was wet. I was worried there would be mold growing but we weren't able to find any.
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