Help ... please?!?!
OK, here's the situation - I have an above grade cement floor that has 2 problems... first problem(and the most concerning), There was a small section (6x12) that had linoleum glued to it. I, not thinking began tearing this up - the surface layer came off fine but the backing remained glued to the floor. I got out my handy dandy scraper and began scraping - then I thought, this might have asbestos in it - sure enough after some research I'm nearly certain it does. Do I wet this *+=$ down and finish removing it or cover it somehow? Is it possible to "seal" it with a paint or varnish or something? Next ?, the remainder of the floor is somewhat unlevel and undulates a bit.... and the perimeter footing sits about 3/8 higher than the slab. Any suggestions on how to get this more level to accomodate a decent looking finished floor?
I was intending on gluing down some 3/8 plywood and finishing with vinyl or ceramic or even bamboo, however, after reading some previous posts evidently you can't put plywood directly on concrete.
I'm at a loss - please help!?!?