At about 8 years into the life, we started to see ripples or pucker areas like the carpet was stretching in certain areas. I have been using carpet stretching tools to get them out, but they do not stay out. I never had this happen in the other 2 houses I owned and I have had numerous carpet installations.
Since the carpet looked fine for about 8 years, I don't think I can blame the installers.
I don't have the carpet cleaned very often (average of about once every 1 1/2 years) and it is always done by a professional.
Several questions: 1. Is it better to up the grade of padding or upgrade the carpet to get longer life? 2. What is the general reason (besides installation) that would cause this puckering? 3. When I go for new carpet next time, what are the things I should look out for. I like cut pile carpet.
Thanks for any insight you can give me. I never what this problem again.