is gone, those nasty carpets were the worst. Underneath was an oil soaked and extremely poor quality asphalt job. I decided I needed some professional help to fix this and I'm sure glad I did. It turned out to be an F-ton of work.
First, a trip to dump to get rid of all the old crap, and a power wash. Wow, looks better already. Some fill repair on the worst areas of the asphalt leveled the surface and removed the pot holes. I decided to go with a brand new floor but rather than digging out all the asphalt and replacing with a concrete slab, I went with a less expensive hybrid solution. The new floor is made from a fiberglass mesh that is laid on top of the asphalt. The mesh holds a synthetic refinishing product that is basically like a thin layer of concrete. It's rated to hold 10 tons per sq ft so it should last.
Here is the thinnest concrete layer laid onto the fiberglass mesh. You can see it's only maybe 1/4 inch thick so no big lip to push the plane up over.
And the final product. I got to pick the color and I was really unsure. I wanted something light to brighten the place up, but I didn't want something too white which would show the dirt too easily. In the end I chose "Mountain" which came out a little more brown than I thought but it looks pretty nice.
A full day of moving crap from my other hangar and finally I'm moved in and I have a suitable home for my new airplane. Speaking of... still not ready. Grrr. I'm beyond making predictions at this point and resigned myself at this point to call the shop every single day asking for updates. It's gotten beyond ridiculous.