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Carpet Padding On Concrete

carpet padding on concrete

  • cover with cement; "concrete the walls"

  • Cover (an area) with concrete

  • capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"

  • a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

  • Form (something) into a mass; solidify

  • Fix in position with concrete

  • Soft material such as foam or cloth used to pad or stuff something

  • Superfluous material in a book, speech, etc., introduced in order to make it reach a desired length

  • artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

  • (pad) embroider: add details to

  • (pad) a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

  • form a carpet-like cover (over)

  • A floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric, typically shaped to fit a particular room

  • rug: floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

  • A thick or soft expanse or layer of something

  • cover completely, as if with a carpet; "flowers carpeted the meadows"

  • A large rug, typically an oriental one

Boardwalk reconstruction

Boardwalk reconstruction

I've been looking at the removal of the existing boardwalk in the area of the prior main boardwalk shops. There's a sign up on the fencing that describes something of what's supposed to happen. The reconstruction doesn't match the existing structure but is a more modern and hopefully more durable approach. The nearby boardwalk pier is also being rebuilt in the same new method and it's further along in the conversion and so gives something of better view of the reality that the sign describes.

From the "Schematic Drawing" on the sign:

The labels from the "Schematic Drawing"

- Railings

- Pre-Cast Concrete Hollow Slab Unit

- Timber or Synthetic Decking Layout to Match Existing Timber Boardwalk Decking

- Existing Concrete Pier Cap

- Existing Concrete/Timber Piles

I took a look at the new planking that's being used. To my thoroughly untrained eye the "wood" looks like some sort of glued sawdust composite. I guess that somehow means "new, sustainably-harvested wood decking." It also has a plastic coating with a wood grain like pattern on one side - the exposed, top side. From a distance it doesn't look too bad but close up the plastic quality is obvious. Not a big deal, at least not to me, in that regard. My childhood memory of the boardwalk always involved splinters in bare feet so that bad dream won't be a problem. That is, unless the plastic shreds and generates paper cut like plastic slices.

That's a durability issue. How well does this stuff wear? Will the sun, year round weather, and heavy foot traffic rapidly deteriorate the material? Only time will tell. I hope this has all been verifiably tested and guaranteed.

Another concern is fire. Boardwalk fires are common. How resistant to fire is this new material, including the under board padding?

From the looks of how the boards are laid out and the underlying layers, I wonder how it will drain in the rain. There are pre-set gaps in the wood but the layer below - the black padding material that seems to serve the same purpose as carpet under padding - doesn't seem to allow for drainage. Maybe if the boardwalk is sloped rain water can drain quickly, but I don't get the sense that the boardwalk is designed that way. Then again, the boardwalk doesn't get much use in the rain.

Snow on plastic suggests treacherous winter walks. Think of those cheap plastic toboggan like toys. It depends on the plastic, its texture and how it wears.

In the "Schematic Drawing" description there's the quote:

"Timber or Synthetic Decking Layout to Match Existing Timber Boardwalk Decking"

Looking at what's happening at the pier, there's no attempt to match the existing board layout. That's probably not a big deal with the pier but the big part of the visual appeal of the main boardwalk is the pattern in the decking. Something along the lines of the Boston Celtics basketball parquet flooring. I'd hate to see that distinctive pattern replaced with a straight drab one.

19th November 2008

19th November 2008

The plumber came to see to our mysterious leak... and it is just that, a complete mystery. He lifted the carpets and there was a puddle on the concrete floor, and our sofe, carpets, massive load of craft paper, CDs etc. etc. are all soaked - there was a massive amount of water - but we cannot work out why at all. He thought it was very unlikely that it was coming from below, phew. About a year ago we had a leak from above and we can only think that when we moved our furniture around a fortnight ago, that it came from there. But we have NO idea who, or how. Anyway, the water's gone now, he fixed a valve in the toilette, total cost = ?5. Thank God!

I took this shot of his tool box when he was upstairs. All in the name of PAD.

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