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    Re: Former Asbestos Tile Basement Floor

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    1. Rayjackofalltrades avatar

      Rayjackofalltrades
      I just bought a 1950's home that I found out had Asbestos Tile hidden beneath the basement carpeting.  I hired an Asbestos Abatement Company to get rid of the mess for me.  I want to fully waterproof the basement, walls and floor, before I finish the basement again.  Do I need to have the basement floor bead blasted before using your concentrate?
      Posted on 19 Jul 2013
    2. Jim Caruth avatar

      Jim Caruth
      You need a clean, "tooth and suction" surface that is saturated surface dry.  Tooth and suction basically means an open pored, roughened surface about like an 80 grit sandpaper.  Whatever method you use to get all of the residual glue off and open the surface is acceptable to us - shot blasting is a very good method of achieving both of these.  You need to then dampen the floor so it will accept no more water and then allow it to dry such that there is no glistening surface water on it.
      Posted on 22 Jul 2013

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