The damaged areas can be removed using vinyl flooring, and replace them once repairs have been made. Note down the areas that require repair with chalk. Then, you can precisely cut the subfloor. Draw lines and measurements in the affected areas.
Wear safety glasses, dust mask and work gloves. Set your circular saw to 1 inch in depth. Carefully remove the areas that are damaged following the chalk marks. Get as close to the floorjoists as possible. For removing staples or nails that held the subfloor to the floor joists use a prybar. Then, remove the subfloor affected by staples or nails. Set the subfloor that is damaged onto the trailer for the equipment and attach the floor to the trailer by straps or rope. Insulate the subfloor using a sheet of tarp, then move it to a landfill or another location.
Dry the affected areas over a couple of days before you begin repairs. Otherwise, if not it is dry, there’s a chance the mold-forming process that occurs when damp materials are left in place. It is possible to speed up the drying process with a dehumidifier along with a large number of box fans. Reinforce the damaged joists once the whole area has dried. Using 2-inch by 6-inch boards and a securing device, you can place them on the joint or space with lockable lumber. This method strengthens the joists that are exposed to water and water damage. Install your brand new subflooring, then cut it in the shape you prefer. To allow room for expansion of your new flooring, leave one eighth-inch space between the old subfloor and the new. Utilize deck screws or galvanized nails 8d to connect the subflooring.
7. Repairing cracks
Seal any cracks under your carpeted subfloor. Cracks can be filled to fix the issue and stop further damage from occurring. Apply a generous amount of sealant on the cracks. Be sure to smooth it to level it to the area around it. Multiple co