Just wondering if anyone here has the experience with self leveling concrete or similar compounds to level and flatten floors?
No one? Hmmm.
I have used it in small areas .I would not use it in a high traffic area or to fill somewhere that needed over an inch of fill.
I am thinking of going 1/4" over the entire floor. To make it perfectly flat.
Was just wondering what is the working time with those products? How much time do I have to pour material so that the entire floor has time to flow into level?
It has a long working time and you can mix it a little thin to get more time.
Excellent. That is exactly what I was looking to find out.
Thank you very much.
Speaking of not using too much weight…
I added plywood to decrease amount of concrete needed. One of the rooms was bad. 1" dip toward the middle. Used 3/4" ply to fill the dip and 1/2" and 1/4" ply to gradually fill surrounding areas.
And yes, doing the entire 1000 sqft in one day is a no go.
Had to go back and prime and continue pouring another day. The heat it produces when it kicks off is ridiculous.
Have a different plan for 1st floor. It is slab so less headaches with regard to weight, but it is larger. So I figured I will do it in sections without having to worry about the wet edge and the mad rush to keep up with it.
And I finally fixed that horrible conduit pipe that builders put in when the house was built.
Originally they bent the pipe and pinched the power wire in the pipe. I bent it back up so the electrician could run new romex through the pipe.
I knew I needed to use an elbow and flex conduit so when concrete was done I would go back to it. That is why I temporarily filled the cavity with foam.
Then I carefully cut the pipe down.
And finally… after measuring where the island is going to be…
Reason why concrete looks different is because of a Webcrete 95 skim coat. It is still very much flat.
Better fix your roof, clearly there’s a leak
If it is leaking self leveling concrete I will be a millionaire. No way I am fixing that!