There comes a time when you have to be grateful to those who do a half azzed job on things. Ripping the carpeting up was easy peasy because it really wasn't put down with any real effort. LOL
I got lucky on the floor, I was pretty worried on that when I dove in, but it appears to be very thick plywood there (1" maybe?) and it's dry for the most part! The edges are stained and wet, but they are solid. I have the fan blowing on the base now.
I don't know about ya'll....but I tend to like to store my fishing tackle in my tackle box. Last place I would have ever expected to find a treble hook. This is the base for the table support bar. Don't know how that bar could have seated correctly with THAT in there. LOL
I need to make a choice on the flooring top when I'm ready to install it. It is good and level as far as the wood, so if I want to use linoleum it won't be an issue. What's your preferences on flooring if you had a choice of linoleum or carpet and reasons? I have new carpet here and a brand new roll of kitchen linoleum from a previous basement project, so either is without cost here.
I know carpet will help to hold heat in, but keeping it clean and worrying about mildew and rot from water damage etc......linoleum is easier to clean and mice don't tend to want to build nests out of it. LOL
Carpet runners over the linoleum would be fine with me.
Off to work, one more night and we have a 3 day holiday! It's my birthday tomorrow too, I am so happy I get to enjoy it with a day off doing total destruction. :)
Great day to one and all!