6.01.2011

Good-Bye Carpet, Hello Glue

Finally, 2 years, 1 month after closing on our house I finally got to remove the hideous green astro-turf like carpet off of our front steps.

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Closing Day (30Apr2009)

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After bush removal (08May2011)

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With new bushes (10May2011), once the bushes were removed I think it made the carpet even more obvious and hideous.

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No carpet! (31May2011) We pulled up the carpet on Monday the 30th.

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Let's look a little closer at the nasty glue left behind. Some of it came up easily with toxic adhesive remover, but not all of it. And it was gross and toxic.

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Another negative, some of the mortar is in really bad shape. We are renting a pressure washer soon to deal with the back porch that desperately needs to be repainted, I am hoping it will take the remaining glue off the bricks (without too much damage) after that we will need to have the whole thing re-pointed! Sounds fun right? Sounds expensive to me. But I think it will be worth it, the front of the house looks so much better already!

2 comments:

Cara said...

looks better already! Great job! BTW, I love dutch colonials :)

Amy F.W. said...

Houses are the gifts that keep giving. Oh, by the bye, I've got some deer paneling for you, or some replacement indoor/outdoor carpet I'm sure you could use to cover all that glue up. :P

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