I recently had to repair a very small area (roughly a 2 ft wide x 1 ft rectangle) of my basement concrete floor after a water pipe repair. This area will have carpet installed over the concrete. The rest of the floor is completely dry and in good condition.

What is a minimum wait time I should wait before beginning pad and carpet installation?


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You suppose to keep it moist for a week to prevent stress induced cracks.

After that another week or more to let it dry.

The dry time will depend on the temperature.

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