Water damage?

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Old 11-12-16, 01:25 PM
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Water damage?

Just noticed this today... floors are relatively new, about 2 years since we installed. Sure looks like a foundation leak to me. For scale, the planks are 6" wide, so the discolored patch is about 4 feet across. The discolored planks are also rougher than the others which I think indicates swelling.

This is engineered hardwood, glued to a concrete foundation. We don't have pets, and this has been partially covered by a rug but not entirely.

Can anyone confirm/deny?

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Old 11-12-16, 02:03 PM
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Was a moisture test done prior to installation? Although engineered flooring is quite a step up from laminate, being glued to a concrete substrate is not the best installation method. Any moisture can destroy the layering and cause just what you see. I am assuming that glued to the concrete is correct and that it is not floating.
 
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Old 11-12-16, 02:46 PM
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Yep it's glued. I don't know if a moisture test was done, but I would hope so.
 
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Old 11-12-16, 02:48 PM
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This could very well be a slab leak. There's evidence of water and the area is 4' across.
I would call your insurance company as soon as possible.
If this is a slab leak, the usual means of repair is to bypass the pipe in the slab and it can get expensive.
 
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Under floor heating or water lines?
6" wide flooring? Not likely.
There's been dozens of post on this and any DIY site about glued down flooring on slabs doing the same thing.
I just flat out refuse to do it anymore and install it as a floating floor and use a vapor barrier under it.
 
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Any links to the DIY stuff talking about glued on flooring doing this? I'm not finding them...
 
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