This is a great hinderance to doing a subsurface flush which is easier than pulling the carpet back, cutting out the pad, laying out your plastic and then do a subsurface while then replaceing the pad. Sure, just cut that section of carpet out, replace the pad and cleab that carpet area outside, reinstall (when dry), reseam and make it look normal again - forget that!
When ever I replace pad I get the cheap stuff without any scrim or plastic sheathing because I know that the pets will always return there even though we humans can't smell it anymore and they will pee on it. I can then subsurface it without having to pull the pad.
We do these dang stank jobs almost on a daily basis now and when the urine travels it's really hard to chase it. We can't get that complete satisfaction with scrim coated pad for complete (almost) odor removal.
Instead of selling pet pad I think if I was an installer I'd sell it as uncoated pad and charge the extra for the PITA to install it.
Just b###hing cuz it is just harder to sell pulling the carpet back and do it right in this economy. I want more money but just cant squeeze it out of them for the right path
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