One of the more stressful things you can experience as a homeowner is water-related damage. Waterproofing basement floor for your house is extremely important considering so make your choice of basement waterproofing products wisely, especially when choosing any kind of basement floor paint. I remember how devastated I was when I had to deal with my first basement leak last year. Good thing one of my buddies knew about Basement Waterproofing Frankfort II and I was able to find a contractor very quickly. If you had your basement floor damaged, below are the few things to consider.
Water is no friend to your laminate. It is important to remove any water you see as quickly as possible. Unfortunately that extremely durable flooring material you had installed does not do well when exposed to excessive moisture. A shopvac is well worth the investment and will have you swearing a little bit less than if you have to use every towel in the house to mop up the water. Laminate can quickly become damaged and will need replacing. Any water you can get away from the flooring will save material you will not have to otherwise replace.
Buckling and peaking indicates there is a problem. If your basement seems dry but you can see buckled or peaking flooring panels coming up you need to investigate. Likely there is moisture issue lurking somewhere.
If there is water damage let it air out quickly. You will be removing the flooring to repair it anyway, so it is important to dry the affected area quickly. Inhibiting mold growth is a priority and can be quickly accomplished by opening up the area and drying it out with fans.