Forum Title: Backing delamination after flooding
Concrete basement floor - long pile carpet with a pad. We had a toilet that kept running and flooded the carpet in the next room. We vacuumed the water, pulled up the carpet and removed the wet pad. We ran fans and a dehumidifier for a few days until everything was dry. The carpet looks fine on top but the diamond paterned plastic backing is delaminated in some parts. One section in particular is about 2' x 1'. I'm trying to find out if this type of damage is repairable using some latex adhesive or ?? Any help or advice you can give will be appreciated.
Category: Carpet Post By: ARMANDO ROBBINS (Moreno Valley, CA), 01/08/2019

The short answer is no. The longer, possibly HAIL MARY approach if it is only a wee section as you say would be to remove it, flat trowel some carpet latex in there and let it dry. Essentially you would be trying to recreate the adhesion that exists between the primary and secondary backings, this of course if what was destroyed with the flood in the first place. I cannot say it is my first choice of things to do, however i would be lying to you if i said i haven't done it. The stretch comes from that secondary backing so without it all you have is a wet noodle. No pun intended there.

- DANA RIOS (Waco, TX), 03/25/2019

Mark Brown said: ? The short answer is no. The longer, possibly HAIL MARY approach if it is only a wee section as you say would be to remove it, flat trowel some carpet latex in there and let it dry. Essentially you would be trying to recreate the adhesion that exists between the primary and secondary backings, this of course if what was destroyed with the flood in the first place. I cannot say it is my first choice of things to do, however i would be lying to you if i said i haven't done it. The stretch comes from that secondary backing so without it all you have is a wet noodle. No pun intended there.Click to expand... I've done what Mark said about working carpet glue into the backing many times over the years. In fact if carpet is delaminated for 3 inches from the mill along the edge the installer is responsible for repairing it. You should be good to go. Daris

- MELISSA HALL (Farmington Hills, MI), 04/10/2019

Would you use something like a Roberts 3095?Roberts 3095 1 Gal. Superior Fast Grab Carpet Glue Adhesive-3095-1 - The Home Depot

- TONI YANG (Vallejo, CA), 03/11/2019

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