Another carpet cushion mistake, in my opinion as a 20-year nationally certified water restoration contractor, is to purchase the padding to prevent moisture from being absorbed into the carpet from the subfloor. Retailers love to charge you a higher price for a product to repel or prevent the spread of moisture into your carpet. The idea sounds right. But in reality it just creates a whole new problem if your home is ever damaged in a serious way by water. Now, instead of “keeping” water out (which it won’t do anyway), the moisture barrier keeps the water from being removed (which it does in a big, bad way).
Using or purchasing moisture barrier padding has virtually no benefit that I can see, other than putting a few more of your hard-earned dollars into the pocket of your carpet retailer. At least that’s my opinion. Call us, Dragon Restoration, at (937) 428-2626 when your home is damaged by water and we’ll rip that expensive carpet cushion out for you (because there’s no way to get rid of the water otherwise).