Ok, so the freakin sump pump got whacky on Saturday and, despite me and the hubs both checking on it constantly, it didn't come on twice and the second time we got a bunch of water in the basement, including the finished part. The worst of it was in the part where the tv is and after 4 hours of sucking out as much water as we could w/a shop vac and a steam vac we pulled up the w2w carpet. The padding was soaked but after two days of dehumidifiers, heaters and fans (did you know that you can't buy a bloody fan in the winter? Anywhere??) the padding is dry and the carpet is laid back down and is finishing drying. I have to rent a knee kicker to get the carpet back under the surbase and attached to the tack strip. Has anyone ever used one? If so, do I also need to rent a carpet stretcher? The info I found said it was the same as a knee kicker just longer so I was wondering if I could just get away w/the kicker. Thanks for any info any can provide. Oh and I just picked up a Zoeller pump and we are replacing the back up pump system as well. I've been telling the hubs for the past 3 years to fix the damn thing because one of these days we were going to get caught. Had the backup been working it would have beeped and we would have known that the main pump didn't come on and the back up would have kicked on as well. Maybe next time he'll listen . . . .