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High-Grade Carpet

Category: Repair

Principal Author(s): Mark Whatley

Key Contributor(s): Seth Harrison, Scott Black, Janet Watkins

AI Board Approval: 06/05/2019

Last Update: 06/05/2019

Tags: Berber, Carpet, High-Grade, Pad

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This is a 2-story residential water loss (Class 3 | Cat 3) that resulted in the replacement of the contiguous carpet associated with the affected stairs and the adjacent living room. The carpet and pad were removed during the mitigation phase. There were concerns about the potential for elevated moisture within the living room slab, thus a calcium chloride test was deemed necessary and subsequently deployed. This project was made increasing complex due to the berber carpet and tucked stair installation concessions.

Note: This carpet installation is wildly more complex than one might run into on a day-to-day basis, thus the Loss Snapshot was artificially made more complex in an effort to unpack the optimal applications of obscure carpet related line items.

Room Dimensions: Entry/Foyer: 12′ x 13′ | Regular Staircase: 3′ x 12′

This Insight Sheet exists to clarify how one might invoice for high-grade carpet. This does not seek to include or make concessions for all equipment and/or activities as it relates to a loss of this nature.

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2 Comment(s)

Carl Collins Posted 2 years ago

Higher grade carpets tend to require a better skillset and are less efficiently installed. Most installers & companies charge a premium for installation of higher grades, whether it be due to yarn composition, presence of an additional soft bac, or sheer face weight above a certain threshold. The line items should include an increase in labor rate or decrease in efficiency to account for this.

Greg Cole Posted 2 years ago

Calcium chloride tests can only be performed 24 hours after the concrete slab has been ground and cleaned of any surface contaminants.
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