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SSteen

10:27AM | 02/22/03
Member Since: 02/21/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
We're starting to remodel our exposed basement. Originally we put in an extra garage door with slanted cement flooring to drain away. Well, now we intend to take out the garage door and put in an atrium/french door to let in more light. How do we level the existing floor? Do we pour concrete over concrete or build a wood subflooring? Thanks for any ideas!

DK Daniels

09:13AM | 03/03/03
Member Since: 03/02/03
15 lifetime posts
I am putting in a new bathroom in the basement and where the rough in was placed it wasn't quit level. I could take a 2x4 or my 4ft level and it would rock. what I found out was that theymake leveling cement which pours like a really thin milkshake and finds it's own level. Worked great for me and it was only about a 1/4 of an inch so now when I set the showerbase down it doesn't rock. I put a fourth 2x4 down so I could caulk a square and that I didn't have the stuff running out of my frame then later took it off. I have pictures if you want. It says it can level up to 1 inch. not so sure how large your area is. Cost me $27.00 for a 50 lb. bag and I used half of it, 3/4 of a 5 gallon bucket for the 1/4 inch. My showerbase is 32x48. Hope this helps.
DK

philipb

02:29AM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 03/04/03
44 lifetime posts
What is the name of the self leveling concrete...and where did you buy it? I have a similar problem I am dealing wiht.

Thanks,
Phil

DRL

02:48AM | 03/29/03
Member Since: 03/28/03
2 lifetime posts
Does this self leveling cement work on garage floors and will it hold up to having a car parked on it?

[This message has been edited by DRL (edited March 29, 2003).]

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