Basement Tile removal/Asbestos/Adhesive


Old 07-10-08, 12:22 PM
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Basement Tile removal/Asbestos/Adhesive

My home was built in the early 50's and the orig. owners shortly thereafter installed tile to a portion of the basement. this tile was recently removed and it left a black, hard, adhesive which I would like to NOT have to remove. Can it be painted/sealed? It is likely that after the wall repair is done(excavation and all) that we will vinyl, or other floor covering over this.

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Old 07-10-08, 03:18 PM
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I wouldn't touch it until you are ready to install new flooring. At that time, you can cover it with 1/2 plywood and whatever floor you choose.
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Originally Posted by Pulpo View Post
At that time, you can cover it with 1/2 plywood and whatever floor you choose.

black, hard, adhesive

This would be cutback adhesive, and it probably contains asbestos. I would get a sample and have it tested.

I would not "cover" it up either. Any new floor you put down will not install correctly over this.
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