The aftermath of Ida caused water to come up through the slab in our grade-level den. It soaked the rug and padding, but thankfully did not impact the walls. We are very lucky and grateful that more did not happen, especially as so many lost so much. Also got some water in the basement (lower level than the den) as the sump pump couldn’t keep up.
We have been in this house for 24 years and has never happened. Was a very fast intense storm, after a very wet period so that the water table was already high. While way more than a 100-year event, with climate change could happen again.
We ripped up the rug and are trying to decide what to do. The underlying floor is linoleum tile, which will stay in place as we don’t want to remove due to concerns about asbestos. Need carpet with padding as it is on a slab and quite cold in the winter. Trying to decide whether to re-carpet or do some kind of flooring with an area rug. Carpet is likely the least expensive option.
All suggestions welcome! Thanks in advance.