8:45 am

  The garage was finally cleared out.  We were ready to start the hard work of grinding the top of the concrete.  This process cuts the salts and alkaline off the top of the concrete, opens the slab's pores so that the coating will sink deep into the concrete.  This sinking creates a hard bond and a great base for the layers that will follow. 

Notice the left-front side of the concrete floor that yellowish colored stain-like material.  That was glue.  At one time carpet was laid on the concrete and glued to keep it down and flat.  The glue had to be taken off the concrete before the prepping process could even start.