Oh boy, I can’t even begin to tell you how EXCITED I was to see this truck show up at the house in Hooterville Saturday morning!
My daughter has a friend who is a contractor and he made arrangements to have the U.G.L.Y. outdated, sunken living room filled with concrete so it would be level with the rest of the house. The sunken living room concept might have been fashionable in 1978 when the house was built but in 2009, it sure wasn’t floating my boat so I was thrilled when I found out how easy it was to fix.
After the carpet was pulled up and the walls were covered in plastic…
…it was time to start pumping! At this point, I was almost giddy!
When the hole was filled, the guys used a long board to level the cement. The board also helped them determine if there were any low spots that needed more cement.
The cement had a quite a bit of water in it so after a little while, we decided to close up the windows and turn on the air conditioner to help pull some of the excess moisture out.
There was just one little problem…
Nobody thought to close the window in the living room before the concrete was pumped in! Oooops!
Daughter’s boyfriend and contractor friend came to the rescue though!
But all ended well and 24 hours later, the concrete is drying nicely. It should be dry enough to walk on in about a week and then we can paint. The carpet is scheduled to be installed the week of Christmas.
YIPEE SKIPPY … NO MORE SUNKEN LIVING ROOM!