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nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 8, 2024 8:54 PM
       nails and (by Jason [VA]) Jul 8, 2024 9:03 PM
       nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 8, 2024 9:07 PM
       nails and (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Jul 8, 2024 9:16 PM
       nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 8, 2024 9:22 PM
       nails and (by Renne [TX]) Jul 8, 2024 10:46 PM
       nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 8, 2024 11:02 PM
       nails and (by ken [NY]) Jul 8, 2024 11:17 PM
       nails and (by Steve [MA]) Jul 9, 2024 5:42 AM
       nails and (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Jul 9, 2024 8:11 AM
       nails and (by MikeA [TX]) Jul 9, 2024 8:13 AM
       nails and (by S i d [MO]) Jul 9, 2024 10:07 AM
       nails and (by MC [PA]) Jul 9, 2024 1:35 PM
       nails and (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jul 9, 2024 3:51 PM
       nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 9, 2024 6:34 PM
       nails and (by zero [IN]) Jul 9, 2024 7:10 PM
       nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 9, 2024 7:28 PM
       nails and (by Tim [CA]) Jul 9, 2024 7:45 PM
       nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 9, 2024 7:53 PM
       nails and (by Phil [OR]) Jul 10, 2024 2:33 PM
       nails and (by Hoosier [IN]) Jul 10, 2024 3:19 PM

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nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 8:54 PM
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I am getting a rental ready that has a garage with a gravel floor. Whomever owned this property before did a lot of work in the garage. They were also not very diligent about using the trash can. There has been all kinds of nails, screws, bolts, nuts, hooks, glass, and you name it, dropped all over the gravel floor. As you can imagine, there is no way feasibly possible to get all of this out of the gravel floor. I have gone over it numerous times with 3 different types of magnets and picked up all kinds of things. I went over it until I wasn't really picking up anything, but as I work in the garage and move the gravel around from walking, I still find a few things. I can only imagine that there is a lot more. I plan on going back over it several more times with a magnet before I rent it, but I am concerned with people getting flat tires.

How can I address this situation as a rental?

How can I address it in my lease?

Thank you for your time. --76.129.xxx.xx




nails and (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 9:03 PM
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I would rent a magnetic sweep like roofers use to clean a yard. Itís basically just a magnet on wheels. As far as the lease, just say that tenants agree to rent the garage as is and at their own risk. Also include landlord will not be responsible for damages of any kind as a result of its use. --174.193.xx.xx




nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 9:07 PM
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Thank you, Jason. That is one of the types of magnets that I used. --76.129.xxx.xx




nails and (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 9:16 PM
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We do most of the work ourselves so I purchased a 30" magnetic sweep that I run around the properties after I know lots of nails have been shed. And on our own home driveway. Got it at harbor freight for about $44 plus tax. Has the release and everything.

Garage used at your own risk? --64.246.xxx.xx




nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 9:22 PM
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Thank you, Mapleaf18. --76.129.xxx.xx




nails and (by Renne [TX]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 10:46 PM
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Could you haul out the old gravel and put in new "clean" gravel?

Could you concrete over it? --12.196.xxx.xxx




nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 11:02 PM
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Renne, I could but it would be more than the garage is worth or that I could get back out of it in rent, I think. --76.129.xxx.xx




nails and (by ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 11:17 PM
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6x6 the only thing that matters is that you get it rented,the rest is just wasting time, i think you like working on these places too much. get it rented and go find the next 5 --74.77.xx.xx




nails and (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 5:42 AM
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6x6, just use your wheelie magnet to go over the entire area several times left to right, front to back & on a diagonal & call it a day. If you wanted to be more through you could use a steel tined rake & to try to bring them to the surface & then use the magnet again. --96.233.xxx.xx




nails and (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 8:11 AM
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What Steve said. We have quite a few of gravel/stone driveways full of crusher run and you just go over it several times even dragging it backwards over the area to get all the nails/bolts out --64.246.xxx.xx




nails and (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 8:13 AM
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Don't overthink it. Sounds like you have done what you can, it will be fine. --209.205.xxx.xx




nails and (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 10:07 AM
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Make the incoming tenants aware of it, both verbally and in the lease, and if they want they can lay down some thick plywood or other covering to protect their tires.

Not like they could really blame you if something goes wrong. I have a slick, clean concrete floor in my garage, and three times over the past 5 years I've gotten nails, screws, etc in my tires just from driving around town. You find all kinds of junk in parking lots.

--184.4.xx.xx




nails and (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 1:35 PM
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It is a garage. I always put "as is" condition in my lease as well. --73.230.xxx.xx




nails and (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 3:51 PM
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A better option is buy a cement mixer then in sections divided by plywood pour 4 to 6 inches of concrete then garage floor is solid. If buy concrete not premixed then can add gravel and sand where already have the gravel. View some videos on You Tube how to make sidewalks or driveways then get the ratio of cement, sand and gravel. Done once where nails and other objects are the concrete base. Cement mixers can cost $300 to $500 dollars where keep or sell on internet after job is finished. --216.110.xxx.xxx




nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 6:34 PM
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Thank you everyone for the continued words of wisdom.

MikeA, that's part of my problem being slow, over thinking.

Ken, I understand, I just want everything to be as right and functional as I can get it before I rent it. --76.129.xxx.xx




nails and (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 7:10 PM
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6x6 sounds like it is as functional as you can make it.

Is this the type of place that they will park a vehicle in there or just use it for mass storage?

That will help with your dilemma as well. --107.147.xx.xx




nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 7:28 PM
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zero, I'm guessing both. --76.129.xxx.xx




nails and (by Tim [CA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 7:45 PM
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Have you thought about building it into an ADU as a separate rental? It doesn't have to happen this vacancy, but as a future investment? It could make the property value go up a lot. --73.2.xx.xx




nails and (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 7:53 PM
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Tim, I don't believe the layout of this property, the condition of the garage as it was constructed wrong by the homeowner, and the city, would make this possible. --76.129.xxx.xx




nails and (by Phil [OR]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 2:33 PM
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I thought you were going to make a comment about how the longer the applicants nails are the less money they have.... --76.138.xxx.xxx




nails and (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 3:19 PM
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I didn't read all the other comments so excuse me if I repeat...

I'd run your roller magnet over it, then lightly rake it with a leaf rake, then do the magnet again, and repeat this 3-4 times.

Then put a clause in your lease that "garage floor not guaranteed to be free of debris that may puncture a tire and LL therefore will not be responsible for such".

Keep records of how you did the magnet and take photos of yourself doing it, add these to your file in case it ever comes up at a court hearing. Maybe even print out this thread and put it in that file, and write down all the steps you took....CYA --64.38.xxx.xxx



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