Basement flooded, company recommending tearing up Pergo
We recently had our sump pump fail and our basement flooded. We had the carpets pulled out and have had the industrial fans working for two days to dry things. The contractor that we hired is recommending that we have someone tear out the pergo flooring as they feel we will not be able to adequately dry underneath the flooring. They said that there is an egg-crate underlaying that will not be able to dry.
We are not familiar with this product and are unsure if we do need to tear out the pergo. We certainly don't want mold, but also do not want to unnecessarily pay to tear out the flooring.
Of course it has to be removed. It's great to utilize a basement but you're rolling the dice and sometimes you lose. Installing carpeting and wood floors below grade is very risky even when the floor doesn't flood. Just the higher levels of humidity can cause problems albeit over a long period of time.
TILE GUY - retired- TROY, MI - Method & Product suitability consulting.