Replace Carpet Tac Strips ?


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Old 02-26-21, 04:43 PM
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Replace Carpet Tac Strips ?

We had some water issues in our basement. On one side of the basement, the carpet and pad got wet.

It has happened before but not to this degree.

We pulled up the carpet and dried out the pad and carpet.

Question...attached is a picture of some of the tack strip. The nails are still intact and can hold the carpet. They were rusted from the last time water got on them and have marked the underside of the carpet some.

Should they be replaced?





 
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Old 02-26-21, 08:18 PM
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Yes, they look rotten. They most likely will not hold a stretch.
 
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Old 02-28-21, 11:19 AM
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They are dark, but not rotted through.

The nails are holding the carpet, but there are few area with gaps.
What is the best way to get the carpet under the baseboard in these two areas?.



 
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Old 03-01-21, 05:58 PM
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Carpet is not supposed to go under the baseboard. The tack strip is slanted down so you can tuck the carpet into the gully and lock it in.
 
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ok,,but the second picture shows about a 1.5 inch gap.

would a kneed kicker work to stretch that or do i need a carpet stretcher
 
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Old 03-04-21, 11:31 AM
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You would need a power stretcher
 
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tack strip

I've been a carpet layer for 40 years
U only replace tack strip if its damaged
thats pretty bad and needs replacement
Pretty obvious to contractors
Really no big deal
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