We recently moved into a new construction home and within a short time found that the floors are cupping and buckling. In most of the research I have done this seems to be related to moisture issues, but we have carefully controlled the humidity in our garage and crawl space with dehumidifiers and moisture doesn't seem to be the problem. One red flag that might provide some explanation is that the baseboards were installed before the flooring, and the flooring is wedged in tightly against the baseboards with no room for expansion. The deformed boards seem to be worst in the areas where the flooring is wedged in the tightest areas such as the hallways (see photos). It is difficult to show how bumpy the floors are without the right light, but it is crystal clear when you walk on the them. The floorboards are all chipped and beat up where it was clear that someone had to use some muscle to wedge them in between the baseboards, and in some places the baseboards are pulling away from the wall due to the pressure put on them by the floorboards. My question is, what can we do to fix this? Do we need to redo the floors completely, or is it possible that by removing the baseboards the floors might flatten out once they have room for expansion? If that would work could we then reinstall the baseboards so that they sit on top of the flooring? I am really hoping that we don't have to redo the floors completely so I'm hopeful that someone in this forum will have some good news for us.