During this year’s spring thaw, an increasingly common phenomenon damaged a lot of floors in Calgary. It’s called ice damming and it occurs when a ridge of ice forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow water from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas including floors.
It’s a peculiar phenomenon, but as far as we flooring contractors are concerned, ice-damming is just another kind of water damage, something we are well-versed with at Floorscapes. Unfortunately, small floods are common and when they do occur, they often wreak havoc on floor coverings.
Being porous natural materials, Hardwood, Cork and some Laminates are especially susceptible to warping. Other materials like Carpet and Tile can delaminate or crack if the flood is large enough to damage the subfloor. All in all, repairing water-damaged floors is a delicate process. But having specialized in restoration for the last decade, Floorscapes has cultivated a proven job process from removal to reinstallation, providing Calgary homeowners like yourself with beautifully restored floors.