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Concrete Dust (by Frank [NJ]) Feb 21, 2021 5:59 PM
       Concrete Dust (by DJ [VA]) Feb 21, 2021 6:35 PM
       Concrete Dust (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Feb 21, 2021 7:37 PM
       Concrete Dust (by CX [WA]) Feb 21, 2021 7:54 PM
       Concrete Dust (by Allym [NJ]) Feb 21, 2021 8:42 PM
       Concrete Dust (by Frank [NJ]) Feb 21, 2021 10:09 PM
       Concrete Dust (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 22, 2021 12:26 AM
       Concrete Dust (by Dodge [PA]) Feb 22, 2021 9:00 AM
       Concrete Dust (by Jim [OH]) Feb 22, 2021 4:42 PM
       Concrete Dust (by Frank [NJ]) Feb 22, 2021 6:44 PM
       Concrete Dust (by DJ [VA]) Feb 22, 2021 7:13 PM
       Concrete Dust (by Nicole [PA]) Feb 22, 2021 8:41 PM
       Concrete Dust (by Frank [NJ]) Feb 22, 2021 9:00 PM

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Concrete Dust (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 5:59 PM
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We hired a well recommend concrete polishing co. to remove old mastic from bsmnt. floor, polish it all and epoxy coat. Was assured system had appropriate dust containment, but there still be some.

Anticipating some I stapled up plastic sheeting all aroundas "insurance". When they came they added a bit more.

The original proposal was that the machine was several hundred pounds but came apart for easier transport but still was not easy to get downstairs. I was expecting to prepare access to make it easier with floor protection and planking for stairway.

Job day comes and I am told the access prep was not needed and the machine was a 'new' one smaller and lighter but had no dust collection system. Instead they were relying on a heavy duty shop vac. Not with a HEPA filter system. They did do extensive vacuuming in the work area and the sheeting contained slot.

BUT...there is fine layer of dust everywhere else in the basement. Everywhere and on everything...including the FHA furnace area.

They will returning this week for the second coat. No $ has changed hands yet.

I am googling cleanup both DIY and professionals.

WWYD in this situation?

--174.225.xxx.xxx




Concrete Dust (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 6:35 PM
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I would call the company and tell them that it's really looking great, but there is quite a bit of residual dust everywhere. So, please have your guys ready to do more vacuuming and cleaning up before applying the final coat of epoxy. Thank you very much.

Be polite to the workers when they arrive and you point it out, and thank them for good work.

Don't pay until you are satisfied. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Concrete Dust (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 7:37 PM
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What exactly did the contract/proposal say? --24.154.xx.x




Concrete Dust (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 7:54 PM
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Proceed with caution. If you don't already know, concrete dust is hazardous. Contains high amounts of silica and corrosive caustic.

Try to limit your contact, and your tenants.

Contractor should know better.

Looks like your "well recommend concrete polishing co." was a little disorganized and cut some corners. --97.113.xx.xxx




Concrete Dust (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 8:42 PM
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Smaller machine easier for them. No vacuum in it, they don't care if it's bad for you. Sounds familiar. If they still have to grind tell them you want the other machine in addition to vacuuming and removing dust from the whole place.

Tell them if you have to get a company like Serv Pro, you will take it out of their bill or sue. By the way, Serv Pro may be franchise as one told me that the water in my basement that needed to be cleaned sounded nasty and they were not going to do it. --108.24.xx.xx




Concrete Dust (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 10:09 PM
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Thanks for the input. Proposal said grind floor apprx. 400 sq.ft. fill cracks, 2 part system sealer then epoxy, grey color. coat, re coat when cured. Clean up.

Verbal was the big machine almost ductless. Heavy and talked about how to get it down to basement and appx. time for full apps. I would take efforts to safeguard floor and staircase.

Read about silica today and am not happy with the report. Yes they cut corners with the job.

Ms. Ally. Calling servpro in AM. They are a franchise.

Hope you did OK in the storms

We had 8+" here @ Exit 105 --174.225.xxx.x




Concrete Dust (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 12:26 AM
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Besides being a landlord I'm also a licensed contractor. There are new Federal as well as local guidelines requiring

contractors to have shrouds with HEPA Vacuums to capture dust when working with "concrete", as well as other substances. Look up and you will find the requirements. --47.155.xx.xxx




Concrete Dust (by Dodge [PA]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 9:00 AM
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Also Google OSHA regs on concrete and silica dust to see how seriously OSHA takes this dust. --174.249.xxx.xxx




Concrete Dust (by Jim [OH]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 4:42 PM
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Frank, get a clue. When you want to make an omelet, you first have to break some eggs. Dust is a "to be expected" natural result of remodeling, rehabbing, and property improvements. I just can't believe you posted this concern regarding your improvement you are making to your property. --184.57.xxx.xx




Concrete Dust (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 6:44 PM
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Jim: sorry to hear you missed the point. Contractor failed to provide service as promised and the result is bad.

I certainly expected some especially given the nature of the job.

UPDATE: contractor has gone radio silent since leaving on Wed. evening despite promises to return Friday despite our call for ETA.

Pro remediation coming Tues.AM for estimate.

--174.225.xxx.xx




Concrete Dust (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 7:13 PM
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That "PRO" remediation is going to cost a whole lot more than a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner.

And be a LOT more hassle, that Could open up a can of worms.

OSHA, permits, inspections........ No thanks! --68.229.xxx.xxx




Concrete Dust (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 8:41 PM
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Why a "pro"? What's wrong with two people with a bucket, wet mop and some rags? A new furnace filter?

--72.70.xxx.xxx




Concrete Dust (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 9:00 PM
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1. Might need a third party estimate.

2) my reading on line suggests that it may be more difficult than I expect.

No final decision has been made.

Thanks to all.

--174.225.xxx.xx



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