Basement Demolition

Posted by on June 24, 2013

Michael began the process of removing everything from the basement today so he could gain access to the flooring so that he could start the process of repairing the floor.  When I say everything I mean everything…starting with all the Rubbermaid totes and any other items stored in the basement.

When that was all out he removed the bulkhead walls separating the generator ‘room’, the basement & the ‘central nervous system’ of the coach (where all the plumbing and wires reside).

First peek at the flooring under the black plastic diamond plate

First peek at the flooring under the black plastic diamond plate

Then out came the battery box and the UDC.

Removed the battery box and storage cubby

Removed the battery box and storage cubby

Removed the UDC

Removed the UDC

All of this was so that he could remove the black plastic diamond plate from the floor so that he could actually get to the particle board flooring that, as we suspected, was wet, moldy, mushy and worthless.

Removing the last of the diamond plate

Removing the last of the diamond plate

Everything removed

Everything removed

Close up of the water damage

Close up of the water damage

While Michael worked his hiney off in the heat & humidity I was in the air conditioning paying bills, balancing the checkbook, doing some travel planning and wrapping up the National Rally Leisure Time Activity stuff.  I made myself stay away from the demolition going on outside or I would probably have had a meltdown.

Just before 9:00 pm the power went off and on several times and then a big wind came in…  I could see our friend Terry H.’s awning blowing wildly and before we could contact him to put it in….it was gone.  Right after the wind arrived (it didn’t stay long, thankfully) the rain came.  It only rained for a short while but unfortunately the wind had already done its damage on Terry’s awning.  🙁

Jim helping Terry to secure the awning.  Unfortunately the wind had other ideas and whipped it around again.

Jim helping Terry to secure the awning. Unfortunately the wind had other ideas and whipped it around again.

Tomorrow morning we’ll be hitching up the coach to the truck and taking the coach to Heartland so that they can work on the frame flex that they diagnosed last week while the service team was here at the rally.

 

 

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