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11:20AM | 11/14/05
Member Since: 11/13/05
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I had a minor flood in my basement, and pulled up a portion of the carpeting and padding to let it dry. It is all dried now, but when I went to replace the carpeting, it has become slightly warped, so that it does not completely stretch to the edges of the room where the tack boards are.

Can anyone recommend a way that I can flatten the carpeting and re-stretch it to the edges?



07:02AM | 11/19/05
Member Since: 11/18/05
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What has happened is your carpet is now delamanated. The latex on the back has probably seperated from the fiber. If you try and powerstretch it it will tear. the only way I can see you salvaging the rug is to sttretch iot in small areas if possible.

Step 1- check to see if the tackstrip is solid( sometimes in a flood the wood rots)

step2-replace and rotten tack strip( sold in single pieces at homedepot.

step 3- make sure padding is not over strip( you can't stretch if the tackstrip is covered by padding)

Step 4- now yo have to set about a 2 foot area on 1 wall and stretch across than set the whole wall behind where you set a kick lightly(remember do not use a powerstretcher it will tear) kiack away from the wall you set. do the sasme thing with the rest of the room. this is if you have a square room.good luck

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