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Why is there a hole in your basement?
Well, we heard that they need a set for Silence of the Lambs 3: The Ensilencing. No wait. That’s not correct. We get water in the basement when it rains a lot. And by water, I mean squishy floors. And by squishy floors, I mean ewwwww.
So, what are you doing to fix this?
Sump Pump! That’s what the hole is. Then they’re refinishing the concrete with a bonding layer, and then a top-coat. That means we’re getting it all fixed down there. No more crappy carpet! Woo!
How long’s this going to take?
Three Weeks. That means no laundry machines for three weeks. No Bueno.
So, tile, huh?
Yes, Tile. Carpets are bad mmkay.
Let me also point out that the concrete under the carpet is nothing that even resembles finished. It’s pitted, rough, with potholes in it, basically.
And concrete is porous. So imagine, if you will, that you have moved from a neighborhood where you could let your enormous beast of a cat run around outside freely to chase chipmunks and sparrows to a house that’s on a secondary thoroughfare with a bus line on it so bruiser kitty is now housebound. Imagine that your already-stressed cat is also angry about this turn of events and takes to peeing on the basement carpet in protest of no longer being able to pee outside.
And then imagine that eventually, you pull up said carpet, the concrete underneath kind of feels like dirt… and still kind of smells familiar to said kitty. The inappropriate peeing continues.
THAT is actually the problem I am most looking forward to solving. The basement will no longer stink.