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maggie_may58

06:11PM | 05/07/01
Member Since: 05/06/01
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OK, call me stupid...I have moved into a large bi-level home. The lower level consists of a large rec room, two bedrooms, and a combination half-bath and laundry room. On the outside walls inside every room in the lower level, there is 3 feet of carpeting up the wall from floor level. I don't know why someone did this, if it was for cosmetic purposes or decorative purposes. I have not yet tried to take down the carpeting, but do plan to replace it. There is a five-inch shelving at the top of the wall carpeting, and by that I mean that the bottom carpeted portions of the walls come out away from the walls about five inches. Any ideas?

david_wv

03:01AM | 05/08/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
One possibility is that the carpet covers the foundation. The shelf is the top of the cinderblock or concrete. The uninsulated foundation was very cold and ugly so the carpet was installed. I would check by removing a little carpet in laundry room where nobody would care.

maggie_may58

03:22AM | 05/08/01
Member Since: 05/06/01
7 lifetime posts
Thanks for replying! I'll bet you're right. As it is, the lower level stays very cold, even when the heat is on @ 70 degrees (unfortunately, the thermostat is on the upper level). If this IS the case, I'll probably have to re-carpet the walls, too. I was hoping to be able to remove the carpeting from the walls and just paint, but I'm afraid that won't be possible. Thanks for telling me one possibility as to why they did this. I will pull up a piece from the laundry room.
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david_wv

02:51AM | 05/09/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
Better than putting carpet back would be to put up thin walls. A layer of rigid foam insulation glued to the walls and then drywalled would be warmer. It would also look better.
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