Hi -

Here's what I've got. I've gutted my basement (about 1400sf) and ripped out the old carpeting and padding. What I've found is that the slab is not completely level. It's not bad, but there are some 'low' and 'high' spots no greater than a 16th of an inch.

But, I've also found some vinyl tile that's still stuck to the floor and I believe that there's some absestos in the tile or in the mastic. This tile is not everywhere covering the slab, it probably covers a quarter of the entire area.

I really don't want to deal with the tile, I'd rather just use some type of encapsulation paint on the tile and have someone come in and pour a half-inch concrete floor over what's there, get it nice and level, and decide on floor coverings (carpet, ceramic, etc.).

Has anyone had to deal with something like this or does anyone have any advice? I won't be doing this much before August, so I'll be considering what you have to tell me.

Thanx for your time and if you need more information, please don't hesitate to ask,