How to Keep Wood Floors from Buckling and Cupping Today's Lynn asks, "We recently had new siding put on our house, and now the wood flooring is starting to buckle. What could be the problem?"High humidity is usually.
Tips on How to Prevent Wood Floors from Buckling Today's Buckled or cupped wood floors are often caused by ground moisture in the crawlspace under your home. To reduce humidity and moisture levels under your home, cover all the ground in the crawlspace with thick (6 mil) plastic sheeting. Watch this video to find out more.
Porch Decking - Ask the BuilderAsk the Builder AsktheBuilder.com: Porch decking needs to be prepared and installed properly to get a lasting porch. Composite porch decking is not always the best porch decking material. Wood can If you want to minimize any cupping or warping in the wood, consider installing a vapor barrier on the soil under the porch. This will slow
Why Is Our New Floor Buckling? This Old House We replaced our carpeted floors with beautiful engineered hickory flooring, which a contractor glued to the concrete slab with a moisture-barrier glue. When the carpet was pulled up, both it and the slab were clean—no mold or wetness—but two months later, the new flooring started to buckle and ripple. Nobody seems to
PORCH FLOORING REPAIR Once water gets under the floor, the flooring will start to buckle – and the cost and time required to fix the problem will increase. Porch flooring is usually not too hard to remove and replace, if you understand how the pieces go together. The working edges of flooring are called “tongue” and. “groove.” These ends are made to
Wood Floor Cupping: Why Does it Happen & What Can You Do Feb 6, 2014 We immediately observed together: “That floor was cupped!” It is important that wood floor installers consistently produce floors of good quality, but, as you can see all the time, cupping continues to be a persistent problem in our industry, and for all types of products. Understanding what makes a floor