New Wood Floor Starting to Buckle
About four months ago, I had my entire kitchen gutted for remodel, and the wooden floor (cheap veneer) was replaced with solid oak flooring. Recently I discovered a single board that is buckling. I have contacted the installer, and he is telling me that there is a leak somewhere and that as soon as I find the leak and fix it, the buckling will go away. The board that is buckling is quite literally toward the middle of the room, near the stairs, away from any doors or windows. There is a finished basement underneath, and no indication that any leakage is occurring (e.g., a stained ceiling, walls, etc). Is it possible that a leak could affect only one or two boards in the middle of the room? Are there any other reasons this might be happening?