State Farm called yesterday to inform us that the replacement of the carpet exceeds the amount of coverage that we are allowed. State Farm is giving us $10,500. About $6900 of that goes to Paul Davis Restoration (unbelievable what those guys charge). That leaves about $3600 left for carpet. State Farm estimated the value of the carpet we lost at $7700. To replace our carpet with a similar grade means 1/2 of it is coming out of our own pocket. Ouch!
So I went to Carpet One in Urbandale yesterday to bring home some sample boards. I brought a mix of types, qualities and prices. The cheapest being one that would cost us about $5100 and the most expensive at $7700. We narrowed it down to 2 we liked in the first batch of samples. Now I am going back today to see if I can find some samples in the colors we liked in some of the less expensive carpets.
I guess the good news is that with the re-routing of all the downspouts, the last 2 rains has not had one drop end up in the sump pump pit. That either means the ground is no longer saturated, or my re-route is working. Or both - even better. Still, I hesitate to put in brand new carpet until we get a good 3 - 5 inch rain to test everything one more time.