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panhandlion 04-12-2008 04:57 PM

Rippled Carpet
In less then a week, two different sections of my wall-to-wall carpet developed a ripple in them. Both are next to or near a doorway and both are near a seam. What causes this?

The carpet has been down for about 2 or 3 years and no other problems have cropped up. There is no wear on the carpeting either. The carpet is a mid-grade nylon carpet.

Can the carpet be re-stretched? Is this a job for an amateur or is it easier to call a pro? Will they come out and restretch existing carpeting?

Any advice is appreciated.

Teetorbilt 04-12-2008 10:10 PM

Sounds like it wasn't stretched tight the first time. If the seams aren't coming loose, it should be able to be pulled tight again. If you need to ask about whether you need a pro or not, you have obviously never kicked in a carpet. Go with a pro.

troubleseeker 04-14-2008 09:58 PM

The carpet can be restretched, but as Teetorbilt says, hire a pro. It may look very simple watching a carpet layer stretch a carpet tight, but there is much of a learned knack to knowing where and in which direction to pull it for it to lay flat. There is also the posibility that a seam will have to be cut and remade to get rid of the slack.

Knowledge gained from personal carpet restretching failure.:yes:

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