heavy rain wet carpet
We live in California and once or twice a year when it rains heavily the carpet near the front door gets sopping wet. We use a carpet cleaner to suction as much water as we can and use towels to pull it out of the carpet, and it eventually dries out. We don't have any funny smells or evidence of mold. But now that we are going to put in "luxury vinyl" plank wood flooring I want to make sure to address any problems before it goes in. I believe it is just a concrete slab. We haven't pulled up the carpet yet but I'm not even sure what to look for (cracks?). Or is it normal for concrete to "flood" like that (like states where all the houses have basements)? Does it indicate poor drainage in/under/around the front of the house?