LESLIE: Betty in Virginia, you’re on the line. What can we do for you today?
BETTY: The outdoor carpet on my concrete porch is worn at the end with – so it stands out like a sore thumb. And I know it’s very hard to get the old carpet up.
LESLIE: So, just the edges are fraying or it’s …?
BETTY: Yes, just the bottom edge; the end.
LESLIE: Well, if it’s just the one small area, maybe there’s something that you could use as a border. I wouldn’t recommend using something metal because then you might get rust stains and, you know, drilling into and attaching into the concrete might be a little bit difficult, but not not-doable; you can actually do it. You could even build a frame with wood just to go around the entire outside to cover up that top edge and the flat edge where you’ve got the fraying of the carpet. Or you can cut out a section. But if you cut out that section – number one, you’re going to have a seam and as you try to pull that off the concrete, you’re going to get so much glue residue it’s really going to be a tough job to pull that up.
BETTY: How do you get it off?
TOM: You have to – if you have glue down, you’re going to have to use a glue solvent.
LESLIE: But it does work; but it is very stinky, so make sure you wear proper respiratory gear.
TOM: Betty, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.