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Old 01-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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Well, some ******* inspector has failed me for having a few of these tiles curling up in my basement. There are 2 confined areas where approximately 20-25 tiles have been damaged or have curled up.
As a result, he has told me I have to instal a brand new floor across the entire basement or remove all of the tiles. Is this code? It seems inspectors in this jurisdiction have had it out for me and are screwing me.
Also, is there a cheaper easier way to either replace a few o the damaged tiles or seal the floor that should be acceptable? I have been working on homes for over 6 years and this is the first time I have seen something as absurd as this.

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Why cant you just replace the screwed up titles ?

I could understand you/he/anyone don't want "steps" because of uneven title work (could be a hazard), but cant you match up the thickness of the ones which need to be removed and just replace them ?

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Well, some ******* inspector has failed me for having a few of these tiles curling up in my basement. There are 2 confined areas where approximately 20-25 tiles have been damaged or have curled up.
As a result, he has told me I have to instal a brand new floor across the entire basement or remove all of the tiles. Is this code? It seems inspectors in this jurisdiction have had it out for me and are screwing me.
Also, is there a cheaper easier way to either replace a few o the damaged tiles or seal the floor that should be acceptable? I have been working on homes for over 6 years and this is the first time I have seen something as absurd as this.

Any advice?
What was the inspector, inspecting? Hopefully, it wasn't an electrical inspector!
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It was a city inspector. In the backwards state of missouri, in most towns you are required to have the city inspect and pass a house before someone can move into it. The concept is good, except when you get some loser on a power trip that's bent out of shape because he couldn't get a date to prom 30 year ago.
I'll be appealing this jerks opinion to his boss this coming week.
I like the idea of dropping tiles in to replace the damaged ones. The downside is that I'll need a professional epa certified contractor to come in and remove them.
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....The downside is that I'll need a professional epa certified contractor to come in and remove them.
This must be different state to state; here in NY the home owner can do this, but there are a bunch of hoops and paper work to jump through.

If there asbestos and curled up, i would think it would be fairly easy for them to break, which if it was my place or i was gonna buy it, i would be concern with that. - just my opinion.

If you have not already checked, i would look into the removal of them as a home owner. It seams like you and the inspector have some problems so i think he would be the last person i would ask, lol ...

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New here but I had to through my 2 cents in. Loose Asbestos tile cracking or pealing up can be a hazard to your health in more ways than one. Besides being a trip hazard they will emit Asbestos dust. Which as you know is very bad to beath. Replacing the tiles mostlikely isn't an option due the the fact Asbestos tile is no longer made. Covering the floor with something new will seal the old floor and keep the asbestos dust out of the air. While your home inspector might be a pain in your backside, I beleave he is right. You need to think about the health of your family. Asbestos dust causes Asbestostoes (not spelled correct) which is a very painfull way to die.
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Loose Asbestos tile cracking or pealing up can be a hazard to your health in more ways than one. Besides being a trip hazard they will emit Asbestos dust. Which as you know is very bad to beath.


The sky is falling , the sky is falling OH MY GOD the sky is falling.

This is a homeowner issue not having anything to do with a contractor at this point. What where you doing there to begin with? If you were hired to make the home ready for occupancy then I would say they should write you a check to replace the floor immediately.

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