Many of you already following the other post by @edenblue about the flooring in CA already know that we spent the weekend working on it. I’m making a formal post here explaining the situation, where we are, and what needs to be done.
- All of the flooring was purchased and brought to DMS.
- All of the carpet was ripped out of the new room and the carpet baseboards were ripped out.
- All of the many, many disgusting layers of carpet glue were scraped up.
- Most holes in the drywall were spackled or drywall taped and spackled as necessary.
- The areas where ripping out the carpet baseboards exposed the cardboard part of the drywall were treated with Killz.
- All of the walls were painted and will only need a few touch-ups before we lay the new flooring.
Items left to accomplish:
- Fix the unlevel areas of the flooring
- Clean walls where the flooring mess splashed and touch up last bits of paint.
- Lay flooring and threshold.
Unfortunately when we ripped up the carpet we found that there were a few areas of poorly patched concrete. Our best guess is that the foundation needed levelling at some point and they patched it then, but they didn’t do it properly and thus it didn’t adhere to the foundation properly.
I made the decision to halt work after all of the glue was up because I’d rather not have our new flooring down (even in the ancillary rooms) while concrete work is being done.
Our volunteers this week kicked some serious ■■■. In no particular order I’d like to thank @ladysandry, Barrett, @GTHolkan and @sinless, @sewwhat, @mreynolds and his son Jake, @jrkriehn, @FreddyCalvert, @dougemes (along with Jen and his sons Trey and Connor), @edenblue and her husband Kevin, @Josh_Melnick, another @JoshW , @MellissaRhodes and @AlexRhodes, @lordrook, Jeff, Annette, Shelly, Daniel, Nicole, Kenneth, Ayden, Susan, @Webdevel and Tracy, Johnny, Katie, two other guys there yesterday afternoon whose names I didn’t catch, and @JRay who helped us extensively with advice about the unlevel flooring. Thank you to @CaryF300 for the loan of his miter saw, which unfortunately we didn’t get to use and to anyone else who loaned tools that I don’t know about. Please chime in if I’ve missed you or if you are one of the mystery people whose names I didn’t catch.
Thank you all so very much. It was a lot of very rough, very gross and dirty, very un-fun work and we seriously appreciate you.
Many edits to add names of people I forgot.