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wantboost

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Laminate got damaged from water. Looks like either they spilled a water bottle or the blowup mattress against the floor caused condensation. I haven't been to property get . But from pics I dont see intrusion from outside. It's in a basement.
if it does look like it was their fault, What do u do . Charge them for the damaged floor ? How do u prove this. ??
They said now in the morning it is dry . I told them I can stop by now not 24 hrs notice but is this not an emergency when I can just enter without 24 hr??
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Potential water damage is an emergency.
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Do you have a vapor barrier and padding under your laminate?  If you don't, it could be ground water from your basement.  Is it in the shape of the inflatable mattress?
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Laminate flooring shouldn't be installed in a basement.  If you read the package, they almost always say to be applied above grade.  Even with vapor barrier, they moisture content of the air in most basements is too high for laminate.  It could easily be condensation from under an air mattress if it is left on a floor for extended periods.  Use vinyl plank flooring (waterproof) in below grade installations, especially over concrete.
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Laminate flooring shouldn't be installed in a basement.  If you read the package, they almost always say to be applied above grade.  Even with vapor barrier, they moisture content of the air in most basements is too high for laminate.  It could easily be condensation from under an air mattress if it is left on a floor for extended periods.  Use vinyl plank flooring (waterproof) in below grade installations, especially over concrete.


It's been installed over dri core flooring
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