I have spent over a year now redoing my tiny kitchen on a budget. I thought I was done in early May when the carpenter topped it all off with new cork flooring over (and here's the bad part)"moisture barrier. My new dishwasher apparently leaked, has been leaking all along... I don't know. I just discovered last Saturday that the cork felt especially springy then noticed the water seeping up through a new seam that hadn't been visible before. Yesterday both plumber and appliance guys checked out dishwasher and could find nothing wrong, though the first thing out of one appliance guy's mouth was,"Your plumber didn't level this; it's leaning to the front which could have cause water to seep out." I reminded him that their guy was the last one to pull the dishwasher out, and suddenly there's no problem, can't see anything wrong.
Meanwhile, the flooring. I thought it was going to be a square about 30 x 30 in front of the dishwasher, but trying to pull that up this morning, I find that the ironically named "moisture barrier" in fact absorbed the moisture and wicked it halfway across the floor. I don't even know if the underlayment will be salvageable though so far, it just looks wet. So, I don't know what to do. "No problem"? As the fellow who laid the floor said,"These things don't correct themselves." Any suggestions? I already contacted the insurance company and the deductible is $500 which is about 60% of what the floor installation cost in the first place.
I don't see a crying icon below.