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Old 11-28-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Removing glued on outdoor carpet from concrete steps


I have a large concrete front stairway which was completely covered in outdoor carpet by the previous owner. The guy who did the inspection for me said that is a big no-no for concrete, & it appears to have started to deteriorate in places already. The trouble is that whatever glue they used will probably hold until the next ice age!! I just can't figure out how to get this stuff off. Is there any type of glue solvent out there, or some sort of product which will help to remove it? ... Any ideas or input appreciated.

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First of all, I have installed thousands of yards of turf on concrete, Won't hurt it at all, except it's ugly. I know of some mini-golf courses that have been carpeted for 30 years or more. A scraper is the way i usually take it off, but you can go to a carpet store, not a big box, and get some adhesive remover.

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If its old and brittle a floor sander could grind it off.
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Thanks rusty & kyle,

I think the adhesive remover sounds less labour intensive (its a large carpeted area remember) Will give it a try when weather permits, cause that carpet has got to go. Not only does it look nasty but its also torn and a tripping hazard at this point. Wish me luck ...
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