Basement floor
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Basement floor (by CGB [MI]) Feb 12, 2018 3:18 PM
       Basement floor (by LindaJ [NY]) Feb 12, 2018 4:27 PM
       Basement floor (by cjo'h [CT]) Feb 12, 2018 5:18 PM
       Basement floor (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 12, 2018 5:27 PM
       Basement floor (by Vee [OH]) Feb 12, 2018 5:47 PM
       Basement floor (by Robin [WI]) Feb 12, 2018 7:13 PM
       Basement floor (by RB [MI]) Feb 12, 2018 8:11 PM
       Basement floor (by Busy [WI]) Feb 13, 2018 7:06 AM
       Basement floor (by Busy [WI]) Feb 13, 2018 10:10 AM
       Basement floor (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Feb 13, 2018 12:52 PM
       Basement floor (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Feb 15, 2018 5:55 AM

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Basement floor (by CGB [MI]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 3:18 PM
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Here is the situation: Basement floor with tiles that are glued to the cement with black mastic. To me, they look like 60's/70's tile. How would you finish the basement floor? I am assuming the tiles and/or mastic contain asbestos. Would you cover them with carpet? Allure? Send out samples for testing? If they are asbestos, I am trying to avoid removal as that is cost prohibitive. If I remove loose tile/mastic and cover could I be held liable by a Tenant?

--50.77.xxx.xxx




Basement floor (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 4:27 PM
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The big thing about asbestos is not getting it into the air. You certainly don't want friable asbestos around. Tiles, mastic, shingles are less of a problem because the asbestos does not get into the air until you start fooling around with them. So remove any loose ones and cover the rest.

I would NEVER put carpet in the basement. --96.236.xx.xx




Basement floor (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 5:18 PM
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Why are you worrying about a tenant in the basement,they're not supposed to be down there,except to do laundry once a week,maybe not even that...........Charlie............................................................ --174.199.x.xxx




Basement floor (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 5:27 PM
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I think 9 inch is the one with asbestos. Mold tester told me I have them in the basement but it's like a minute percentage. Just don't break them. I would put nice big self stick tiles right over them and add some glue too. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Basement floor (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 5:47 PM
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Wet dust can't fly, so if you want to get rid of this soak the glue underwater a few days and the tiles will pop much easier, underwater no dust - no problem... --76.188.xxx.xx




Basement floor (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 7:13 PM
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I wouldn't test them OR remove them. Just go over them with Allure or something similar. Carpet--NO! You want something that can handle humidity without getting musty. --204.210.xxx.xxx




Basement floor (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 8:11 PM
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I second, Vee.

--47.35.xx.xx




Basement floor (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 7:06 AM
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There is a soybean oil based mastic remover that works very well to remove the mastic, if that's the way you want to go. Very, very messy, so I save old clothes, old shoes, and rags that can all be tossed when that project is done. I found it at an industrial supply place.

A house I'm rehabbing had a leaking water meter for a couple of years while the city waited to list it. Those tiles just needed to be slightly nudged with the pry bar, just leaving mastic to clean up, so yes, soaking sure worked for me! --172.58.xxx.xx




Basement floor (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 10:10 AM
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Blue Bear Bean E Doo mastic remover --172.58.xxx.xx




Basement floor (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 12:52 PM
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Wouldn't allure warp with moisture in a basement? I'd install a moisture barrier first. My choice would be to remove loose tiles, float a leveling compound over the existing tiles and tile/mortar over that. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Basement floor (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2018 5:55 AM
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Without knowing the type of place that you have, I will not say much. If it is a class C unit in a so so area, I wouldn't focus too much in the basement.

Mamma has 65% of the say in the location selection and she typically is going to be most concerned about bathroom and kitchens. I would place the rehab money where you get the biggest bang for the buck.

Happy wife - happy life.

Happy wife tenant - happy LL also applies --24.101.xxx.xxx



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