07:56AM | 03/18/05
Member Since: 03/17/05
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We are in the process of trying to remove kangaback carpet in which every inch was glued to the cement floor in the basement. When pulling up the carpet the carpet comes up but leave the backing. Does anyone have tips on removing this mess? Have been using a scrapper. Also, how can I remove the remaining adhesive?


04:21AM | 03/20/05
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
Try taking a gallon of hot water and pour it on the carpet on one section towards the end. Some carpet glues are water based. Let it sti for an hour and try pulling on that section. Unless you want to introduce chemicals into the basement, scraping may be the best way. Your local carpet installer may have a scraping machine. Call them for a quote.


04:40AM | 03/20/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
I'd invest a few bucks in having an accredited lab sample the mastic/glue to make sure it doesn't contain asbestos first.


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