I bought a major fixer upper last year and am in the home strech and
about to be done. My last project is to touch up on a converted car
port. The previous owners inclosed the carport and made it a nice big
By the looks of everything and talking with the my inspector when I
bought the house, doesn't look like they built the room to code. The
carport had a slight tilt away from the house and they have glued
berber carpet directly to the concrete slab, slope and all. The room
has french doors that open right onto the driveway and some nice tall
windows that start about 6" from the ground.
So, I guess my question is, will I have an issue putting in new
carpet. I would like to put in some nice carpet with a pad under it.
(1) Will the pad act as a sponge and absorb moisture from the
(2) Should I build a small subfloor (furring strip thickness)? I can't
go much higher, b/c the windows will get in the way and I have those
French doors and another door opening inside the room.
(3) Should I get an estimate to see how much it would cost for the
cement finisher dudes to come out and stain it and make it look nice.
(4) Tile it
I want to go cheap, but keep it efficient too.
Thanks for the advice.