|Posted on July 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM|
The 5 steps to repairing a water damaged sportsfloor over padded sleepers are:
1. If you see cupping in wood floors, it usually means moisture is coming up from beneath the wood flooring. So, the number one thing to do is to moisture test the surrounding of water damaged floor and to see how much damage there is. After that, you figure which cost of repairs to pursue (from least costly repair to the more costly repair). ( Assuming you are doing it the correct way, then onto step 2.)
2. Once you figure out how much flooring to pull out, go rent some blowers from Home Depot, each blowers should cost 19 dollars per day. For an area about 400 sq.ft. you should have 3-4 blowers. Have blowers pointed at wood floors and rotate blowers everyday to circulate air (depending on the savarity of water damage).
3. Pick the correct method to fix the floor when installing new wood flooring, because you might have to stagger end joints of wood flooring, and resplining the grove to go the opposite direction.
4. Use filling, like Woodwise filler and trowel fill the bad areas.
5. And lastly, sand down the floor the same way when first done, and apply extra coats of finish to catch up on the depth of finish (3-4 coats) like what it was before water damage.
And, do what ever it takes to do the best job possible for good results, even if it takes longer on a tight schedule!