Posted by dee on March 15, 2006 at 08:32:15:
Not an expert but from my experience, this can be done. You may want to find out the source of the leak first of all for the total job. You may want to start with the water heater. Could be that a water line from the washer was leaking. Either way, find the source of the leak first.
You can go to Home Depot or Lowes or you local hardware store and price what it cost to buy hardwood(not particle board). This shouldn’t be too expensive at all. If you really don’t want to worry about the flooring again ever buckling up, you may want to look into putting a concrete type board down and then a thinner sheet of plywood and then whatever you’re going to put on top of the plywood as flooring. This concrete type board can be found in the same section that your plywood is found in.
If you don’t know how or can’t do the work, search around for a good contractor or someone who does this type of work. I have found that if you ask many of the immigrant workers who usually do the work for many companies today, they will do the work for a much better price than any contractor could and would ever give you.
Hope this helps