[DML] Re: Garage Carpet??
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[DML] Re: Garage Carpet??



Please follow these basic rules before putting a carpet down in your 
garage,

Being a Carpenter by trade,I have seen what putting carpet on a 
Concrete slab will do,It will trap moisture from the concrete and the 
carpet will absorb it like a sponge,and cause all kinds of nasty air 
borne mold and mildew when you walk on it,and also it is a good place 
for all kinds of buggers to nest in comfort.The Moisture is dependent 
of your area and soil,if you have a lot of clay,or history of 
moisture do NOT lay down carpet on your concrete unless you do as 
below.
First off BEFORE laying down the carpet you should either put down a 
very thick plastic or tarp,to keep any moisture from migrating from 
the concrete slab and into the carpet,or use Masonry paint or 
specialty 2 part epoxy paints made for garage floors,if you have any 
cracks in your concrete floor fill those in first,also do a very good 
sweep or use a leaf blower to get all the crap off the floor,and give 
the floor a very good washing and then let it fully dry before you 
lay down the plastic or the tarp(use the more heavy Duty green poly 
tarp,if you will be using a tarp,once that is done,you can lay down 
the carpet,now give the carpet a good cleaning with the vacuum 
cleaner,now the important part...you must lay down plastic(Use clear 
plastic,so that you can see the carpet) or tarp over at least the 
areas where something might possibly leak from the car,now tuck the 
excess tarp or plastic under the original plastic or tarp,now you are 
all set to drive you Delorean onto the carpet.

Hope this helps



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dick Ryan" <deloreanbiker@...> wrote:
>
> A few years ago we replaced the carpet in our dining room.  I put it
> in the garage stall that houses our DeLorean.  Does it do any 
good?  I
> really don't know, but I know that it puts the other two cars in the
> garage in their place!!! 
> 
> Dick Ryan
> VIN 16867
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Parts Pit Mike <thepartspit@> wrote:
>     
> >   Does a carpetted garage have ANY benefit? To the tires maybe?
> Seems to me potentially dangerous if you run the engine in the 
winter.
> >    
> >   Thoughts?
> >   Parts Pit Mike
> >   VIN 17076
>




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