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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Question

I need help with a bid for tearing up 2500 sq. ft. tile & grout, and also 3000 sq. ft. of carpet w/glue.


Answer

I received no answer from anyone with experience so here is my recommendation.
Go to an equipment rental store nearby and ask for information on a daily rental of a powered tile lifter. This device will allow you to stand and loosen the flooring you are removing. The rental agency will likely have an idea how about production times and you can use this to prepare a bid price.
Using this machine will prove faster than a hand breakup and surely will be easier on your back.
Donít forget to include disposal costs for a dumpster, if you are responsible for that.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor
lekrafft@juno.com